Arthritis is one of the more common causes of lameness in cats, especially as they get older. Once you get an accurate diagnosis, a variety of alternative therapies can help ease your kitty’s discomfort.
Arthritis is a common cause of lameness in older kitties. But recognizing it be difficult. Cats are masters at hiding pain and discomfort and can even partially conceal lameness by shifting their weight to non-painful limbs. Clues of possible arthritis in your cat include an inability to jump on the bed or window ledge, a change in behavior or temperament, loss of appetite, and a dull coat from poor grooming.