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Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Cats get arthritis too – discover the symptoms and how the condition can be managed.

Arthritis is a common condition in humans that causes pain and inflammation of the joints but did you know that cats can have it too? It’s particularly common in cats aged 12 or over but because they are very good at disguising pain it can be very difficult to detect.

For National Arthritis Week (9–16 October 2017), Cats Protection has put together a useful infographic to help you identify the common signs of arthritis in your cat and give you some handy tips for managing their condition.

 

Common signs of arthritis in cats include:

 

If you notice any of these signs, the first thing you should do is take the cat to the vet. Unfortunately there isn’t a cure for arthritis but there are a few things you can do to make your cat’s life a little more comfortable.

These include:

 

For more information on cat care, visit the Cats Protection website.

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