Arthritis in Cats
My cat has arthritis. Are there any natural remedies that can help so I don't have to give her steriods or medications?"
When it comes to arthritic cats, much of it can be managed through good nutrition.
Celavin® Fish Oil
This is an ultra pure, omega-3 fish oil liquid. The essential fatty acids help to reduce the inflammation that cats experience when suffering from arthritis. Other benefits include vibrant skin and coat.
This complete enzyme supplement includes eleven types of digestive and metabolic enzymes to support digestion and inflammation in cats. When your cat completely digests his meal, there is less chance for undigested remnants to cause inflammation due to allergies and toxin build-up.
CAUSES OF CAT ARTHRITIS
Cat Arthritis is a degenerative condition that affects one or more joints in cats. One of the most common types of arthritis that cats suffer from is Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease in cats). 20% of all cats will suffer from Osteoarthritis during their lifetime.
Though older cats suffer more from arthritis, the problem also can affect younger cats as well. It can be brought on by a host of joint conditions such hip dysplasia, damage to ligaments, patella luxation, and joint trauma. Large-breed cats are affected by arthritis more often than small cats, due to the extra strain placed on joints and ligaments.
SIGNS OF ARTHRITIS IN CATS
- Cat is slow to rise from a resting position
- Cat is reluctant to jump or leap
- Cat is irritable
If your cat has any of these symptoms, your cat may be suffering to some degree from arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Degenerative joint disease is incurable, but treatment can substantially improve the cat’s life. Here are some basic things you can do to improve your cats life.
Many cat owners desire a natural approach to helping their arthritic cat. While there are several effective medical approaches to treating arthritis in cats, there also exists numerous natural home remedies and lifestyle changes that have been shown to help cats with arthritis. These tactics improve their mobility and reduce your cat's pain without the use of prescription drugs.
Allow your cat to have moderate, but not excessive, exercise. Provide engaging play toys.
Don't overfeed your cat. Additionally, a digestive enzyme with each meal to reduce possible inflammation due to poor digestion.
Maintain Sleeping Area
Make sure your cat's sleeping area is soft and dry.
A diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids will help to reduce pain that is associated with inflammation, and a digestive/metabolic enzyme can help with inflammation and the symptoms of poor digestion as your cat ages.