How to identify arthritis in a cat

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What are the signs of cat arthritis?

Cats are masters of masking pain and so it can often be difficult to tell if a cat has arthritis. Keep an eye out for these arthritis signs in your furry friend:

  • Limping
  • Difficulty going up or down stairs
  • Decrease in activity
  • Change in mood
  • Stiff legs
  • Reluctance to jump
  • Decrease in grooming
  • Difficulty using a litter box
  • Hiding or sleeping more than usual

What causes arthritis in cats?

Many factors can contribute to the development of arthritis in cats including:

  • Injury
  • Body weight
  • Genetics
  • Abnormal joint development
  • Nutritional history

What is the best cat arthritis treatment?

The best thing that you can do for your cat is to monitor them for changes in behaviour and have them regularly checked out by a vet. Our vets are on call via the Vet Services page to offer support, answer questions, and recommend products that can help alleviate your furry friend’s pain.


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