If your cat is diagnosed with arthritis, there are several treatment and pain management options available including:
- Lifestyle and Home Modifications – lifestyle aids, moderate activity, and weight loss for overweight pets
- Joint Supplements – glucosamine, chondroitin, and fatty acids
- Integrative Medicine – cold laser therapy and acupuncture
- Pain Medicine – pharmaceuticals can be used on a short-term basis, but are not recommended for long-term use in cats due to their low tolerance
Any changes in your cat’s normal behavior can signal a medical condition. If you notice these signs or any other changes, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a Pet Health professional for diagnosis and discussion of treatment options.