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Feline arthritis is a degenerative joint disease, where the cartilage in the joint has worn away. This leads to inflammation, pain, and a decreased quality of life. The most familiar and common form is called osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. Until recently feline arthritis has been largely overlooked and as many as 1 in 3 cats could have it. Cats who have suffered joint injuries and/or are over the age of 12 and have day to day wear and tear could very possibly have feline arthritis.
What signs should I look for?
Hesitancy to jump
Reluctant to play
What preventive measures are there for my cats arthritis?
Keeping your cat’s weight under control and keeping them active
Feeding your cat omega-3’s
Taking care of your pets joints in general is incredibly important. Not just because they are your beloved pet and we should take care of them anyways, but because taking care of your pets joints is also taking care of their mobility.