Feline Arthritis — A Condition That's More Common Than You Think

Treatment Options for Kitties

It’s important to note that many pain relievers used to treat arthritis in humans and dogs can be deadly for cats. So never give your cat any medication without first consulting your veterinarian.

When it comes to treating osteoarthritis in cats, I typically start with weight loss and exercise to strengthen support tissues, core muscles and limbs, along with adding nutritional supplements.

For cats with more severe signs, acupuncture is something we do in many cases, but I must admit that I’m doing more class IV laser therapy (“cold laser”) with my pained feline patients these days.

Although arthritis has long been overlooked in cats, the good news is that there's now plenty of hope should your purrball develop the condition.

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