Studies show that 91% of cats between 6 months and 20 years have degenerative arthritic changes evident on x-rays. Unfortunately, because cats developed as solitary hunters, they are quite adept at hiding their pain from us. Also, unlike dogs, cats with arthritis don’t generally limp. Instead, cats affected with arthritis pain are more likely to show subtle changes in their lifestyle or behavior. Because you know your cat best, you are well placed to keep an eye out for the signs of this potentially painful condition.
If you have noticed any of the following changes in your cat, please contact us so we can get started on a management plan to prevent pain and get your cat back to the athletic, happy kitty she used to be!