February 2016 Issue

5 Steps to Ease Your Cat's Arthritis

Diet, exercise, pain management and alternative therapies can go a long way in making our cats more comfortable.

As the cat population ages, with some living into their 20s, the number of cats diagnosed with arthritis is growing as well. Advances in veterinary medicine and better reporting may have contributed to what Banfield Pet Hospitalís 2015 State of Pet Health report found was a 31 percent increase in feline arthritis in the last five years. Whatever the reason, this much is certain: early detection and owner management of their catís pain can provide a better life for cats with this incurable disease.

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