Arthritis in Cats
Cats are natural athletes but, over the years, this high level of activity can take its toll. It may mean that your cat is suffering from wear and tear on his/her joints as a consequence.
Many older cats suffer from arthritis. Cats over the age of eight are considered to be older cats and should have a veterinary check-up for signs of arthritis. The most commonly affected joints are the hips and elbows.
Because cats are relatively small and very agile they can hide any mobility difficulties. They are more likely to show subtle changes in their lifestyle or behaviour. Because you know your cat best you are the best person to keep an eye out for any signs of this potentially painful condition.