Cats and Arthritis, It’s a Real Thing

In one recent study 90% of cats over 12 years of age had radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative, progressive and irreversible condition. It’s also PAINFUL!  The elbows and hips are the most affected joints in cats but all joints are at risk. Our kitties are very good at hiding the signs of pain. Here is a video of a kitty with arthritis in her hips. Note how she bunny hops down the stairs instead of having a separate stride for each back leg.  

There are medications to help these kitties feel better and be pain free. If your note that your kitty has slowed down in their older years or isn’t making as many or as high of jumps they may have osteoarthritis. Ask our veterinarians about options for treatment to help keep your kitties comfortable!

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Your Pet? We Have a Solution

Arthritis like this rarely affects pets, but when it does, it can be hard to find help…..

veterinary medical acupuncture

Skipper’s Mom didn’t need to look any further than Animal Hospital of Rowlett’s Dr Carter. Dr Carter’s kind and gentle hands combined with her acupuncture experience and special training was just what Skipper needed to make him feel better.

veterinary acupuncture
We all delight in seeing him run after a successful acupuncture treatment even if it appears as though he little wrists and ankles are made of rubber.

More on Animal Hospital of Rowlett and Animal Hospital of Heath’s Veterinary Medical Acupuncture servicesat Animal Hospital of Rowlett Veterinary Clinic

Blog at

Up ↑