Is your cat limping, reluctant to jump up on chairs or the bed or acting unusually grumpy ? It may be signs of osteoarthritis. This painful joint disease affects cats in their senior years however some develop it much earlier. I do see a lot of arthritis in cats at our clinic. Unfortunately, there isn’t a medication specifically labelled for cats to use longterm. Options for treatment generally include joint supplements, custom compounded medications, and injectable medications. Of course weight loss is important also to reduce the added strain on these joints. If you think your kitty may have signs of osteoarthrtits, give us a call !
Dr Mike Fussell