Access to a favorite chair can be comforting. Photography serezniy | iStock Photo

A few simple management changes and some one-on-one time can help alleviate pain and help maintain quality of life for your cat. Expert recommendations for ailing kitties include:

  1. Comfortable beds—Well-padded beds help ease pain and enable better rest since patients may sleep more soundly. Heated beds may help ease arthritis pain.
  2. Pet stairs or ramps—Ramps to favorite chairs or beds help cats continue to have access.
  3. Food—Make foods tasty using chicken broth, tuna juice, baby food, or a juicy cat food.
  4. Grooming—Gently brush and clean your cat with a soft cloth.
  5. Attention—Give her extra affection and perhaps special treats.