in Your Senior Cat
Do you know the signs?
Just like people, cats commonly develop osteoarthritis as they age. It's
best to catch the signs of this painful disease early so you can alleviate any suffering and get them back to their spry selves.
If you note any of these signs in your cat, be sure to make an appointment with your veterinarian:
Reluctance to jump
Inability to jump as high as before
Urinating or soiling outside the litter box
Increased or decreased sleep
Avoiding human interaction
Dislike of being stroked or
(Information from Sheilah A. Robertson,
BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVA, DECVA, CVA, MRCVS, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL)