Though cats are innately endowed with a very athletic body structure, yet they are predisposed to various problems pertaining to bones, due to accidents and everyday abrasion of joints and ligaments. Usually, they are at a high risk of orthopedic disorder in the form of 'Arthritis' (joint inflammation). Arthritic problems may appear in any breed of cats; but generally cats who lead sporty and physically active lives are more prone to arthritis. Let us have a look at the different types of feline arthritis; their symptoms; their causes; and also learn how to effectively deal with them.
Types of Feline Arthritis
Though, arthritis involves joint inflammation, it is a very complex
phenomenon and might take various forms. Listed below are two of the
most common forms of feline arthritis.
Different accidents and sprains may lead to traumatic arthritis in
cats. If the cat is injured by a moving vehicle; wounded in a cat fight;
or accidentally falls with an awkward position; the sprains might
initiate traumatic arthritis.
Dislocations of joints or other fractures may bring about
osteoarthritis. Recurrent problems of traumatic arthritis might also
surface as osteoarthritis later. The shoulder and elbow bones of old
cats are more susceptible to this disorder.
Arthritis is a very painful condition. So, keep a check on your pet's
general health and beware of the following indicative symptoms.