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Cats and fall risks.

I am trying to find out if anyone can tell me about their experiences with a cat. I would like to adopt an older, sedate cat, but would like to know what other PWP have to say.

  1. Hi Mike, Thanks for your response. I am lobbing hard for a cat but my wife is concerned and I don't want to worry her. This helps.
    Thank you, Chris

    1. This may sound crazy, but try to get a cat that is not the same color as your carpet or flooring. We had a tan carpet and tan cat. At night he likes to lay in the hallway, I wouldn't see him. So I got more nightlights and motion activated lights and trained myself to watch the floor. Haven't ever tripped on him.


      1. , I could not live without my cats. Well, I guess I could but I wouldn’t want to. Yes, the youngest can zip around but he and I have learned to be aware after I accidentally stepped on his tail once (dark cat in an unlit hallway and I didn’t see him but felt something under my foot - thankfully no harm to the cat). I wouldn’t say you should get a cat because it would be awful if you did fall but I urge you to visit someone with a cat to see what you think about walking around in that shared space. I find it calming to pet a cat in my lap. They also make me laugh daily by their antics and funny expressions. Their personalities are all different, just like us. Wishing you the best, Lorraine, parkinsonsdisease.net moderator

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