Arthritis is a very common condition diagnosed in geriatric cats. Most of the time this painful condition is treated with pain medications and nutritional supplements. Recent studies provide indications that certain environmental changes and the use of diets can reduce the amount of pain this cats tend to suffer. Here are four easy recommendations that can improve the quality of life of a cat diagnosed with arthritis.
(1) Probably the most important recommendation is to keep your cat in a healthy weight range. It can help him to maintain mobility and feel better.
(2) Provide your cat with softer bedding for a more comfortable sleep.
(3) Use ramps to help your cat reach his favorite perch.
(4) Place the food and water bowls on the floor or placed at the cat's elbow levels.
If you have any questions on how to deal with a cat with arthritis, please give us a call. Our phone number is (404) 366-4370.