Cat arthritis is a life-long condition but can be managed with treatment and simple changes to your home.
Just like humans, cats can suffer from a debilitating disease called arthritis. You may notice that as your cat gets older they aren’t as nimble as they once were. As cats naturally disguise pain and discomfort, arthritis can be very difficult to spot. It’s important that owners learn to recognise the subtle signs so your cat can get back to being its normal self.
Although arthritis is a lifelong condition, it can be managed with appropriate treatment and simple changes to your cat’s home and lifestyle.
The team at Delton Veterinary Hospital encourages you to check out this website and watch the four videos to learn more about arthritis in cats. Please call 7804759225 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment for your cat’s physical exam today.
Feline arthritis is a degenerative joint disease, where the cartilage within the joint is worn away, leading to inflammation, pain and decreased quality of life. Until recently, the disease in cats has been largely unrecognised. Clinical studies have shown that as many as 1 in 3 cats suffer, yet few are diagnosed in practice and even fewer receive treatment.
Primarily, arthritis is caused by wear and tear over time. Some studies show more than 90% of cats over 12 years are affected, but it can develop in cats as young as two. Other factors that may increase the risk include injury and trauma to joints, such as a sprain or fracture, an infection, genetics and obesity.
Delton Veterinary Hospital is a Cat Friendly Practice certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We have taken specific, extra steps to assure we understand a cat’s unique needs and we have implemented feline-friendly standards to ensure you and your cat’s visit to our clinic is comfortable.