Infographic on spotting joint discomfort in cats

Old cats with joint discomfort

Domestic cats are living longer as is the case for humans due to advances in medical treatments. Studies on older cats looking at radiographs revealed that 90% of them over the age of 12 had evidence of degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is under-diagnosed at veterinary clinics and it is extremely common in older cats …

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Infographic on osteoarthritis in domestic cats (plus more)

Infographic on osteoarthritis in older cats

Thanks to advances in nutrition and veterinary medicine plus the advantages to health when living full-time indoors, domestic cats nowadays are living longer. There are probably more elderly cats today than there were in the past. VCA Hospitals say “The population of senior and geriatric cats is increasing”. Therefore, there are more older cats …

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Do domestic cats accept and tolerate acupuncture and is it effective?

Do cats accept acupuncture and is it effective?

My reading on the subject of acupuncture as a treatment for domestic cats indicates to me that it is an alternative treatment which should not be ignored. In the online version of the Dorset Echo newspaper, a veterinarian explains that at their surgery there are two veterinarians who use acupuncture. They say that acupuncture …

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Siamese cat’s arthritic pain eased by petting in a sling

Siamese cat in a sling

The internet responds kindly to acts of animal kindness and Felicity Morse has come up with an imaginative way to cuddle and care for her 17-year-old Siamese cat, Ricky, who suffers from arthritis. She posted on Twitter an intriguing photograph with the following words: “Our 17 year old cat has arthritis but still wants …

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What medicine is good for cats with arthritis? Try Seraquin


Seraquin, a joint supplement you can buy online, is highly recommended by an experienced cat caretaker/guardian who knows about cat welfare and health having been a vet tech. It is not a drug but a neutraceutical and therefore very safe (no side effects as far as I know). Ruth aka Kattaddorra says the following …

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My cat has arthritis what do I do?

Here are some things that you could consider doing if you think your cat has arthritis. The most common form is degenerative joint disease. The cartilage covering the surface of the joint wears out. The bone becomes rough at the joint which damages it. The first step is obvious: have your veterinarian check that …

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