Arthritis is thought to affect up to 90% of cats over 12 years of age, yet it remains largely undiagnosed and untreated in our feline population. Why? Because cats are very good at hiding their pain. If your cat isn’t going out as much as she used to or perhaps now has a hard time jumping up on the bed, speak with your vet about the possibility of arthritis and consider both medical treatments and environmental modifications that could significantly improve her quality of life.
- Cats Protectionwww.cats.org.uk/cat-care/care-leaflets/veterinary-guides — along with guides for general cat care, they also do a series of veterinary guides for many different diseases.
- International Cat Carewww.icatcare.org/advice/cat-health/arthritis-and-degenerative-joint-disease-cats — a good fact sheet on the disease.
- Cat Professionalwww.vetprofessionals.com/catprofessional/free_downloads.html — they have several articles to download for free, look under both the vet and owner sections.