Feline Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

Cats are stoic creatures, which means they’re often very good at hiding pain.  But as this article points out, the things our cats do that we think are just normal signs of aging–becoming less active, finding new sleeping spots that don’t require jumping up, even pooping alongside, and not in, the litter box–may be signs of arthritis instead.  Although this was written for veterinarians, it’s a good overview of feline arthritis, including symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and what treatment options are available.  From Veterinary Focus, courtesy of IVIS:

https://www.scoutshouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Feline-Arthritis.pdf

For more information about Scout’s House, go to scoutshouse.com

Leave a Reply