Degenerative arthritis is the most common type of joint pain in cats. This is less common than in cats than in dogs. Middle-aged and old cats are more prone to arthritis. In arthritis, the cartilage acting as a buffer between two bones degenerates leaving two bones without a cushion leading to friction and hence pain, swelling and difficulty in carrying out normal bodily movements.
Causes of Joint Pain In cats
It occurs in joints that have undergone immense stress, fracture of dislocation. The symptoms are barely noticeable in early stages. The most common symptoms are lameness and stiffness. Sometimes swelling and muscle atrophy on legs may be seen.
Treatments For Arthritis Joint Pain in Cats
It is among the conditions that have no permanent cure. But yes, with proper care it can be managed to make the life of your cat better.
Do not let the cat make much upward or downward movement. It can increase inflammation and joint pain in cats.
Install a ramp for the cat to climb sofa or other high furniture.
For an old cat, keep a soft bed that is easily accessible by the cat and is safe and warm. Keeping the joints warm too helps in arthritis.
Trim overgrown nails regularly. These pose threat to arthritic cats.
Never let the diseased cat stand on back legs.
Persuade the feline for moderate exercise every day. It is good for muscle flexibility and weight management.
Weight management is important in obese cats
Why Petbounce is The Best Natural Pain Relief For Cats?
Liquid oral formula of Petbounce is highly effective as against pills or powdered medications which cannot be easily administered to the pets. Also, these show results slowly. The droplets of Petbounce can be added to food or water to provide joint pain relief in cats.