Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Natural Remedy For Cats With Arthritis

Cats suffering from arthritis may show overall stiffness, swelling of the joints, lethargy, lameness, decreased flexibility and discomfort when you pet or handle them in certain positions. You may also notice subtle behavioral changes in your kitty, including:

  • Decreased activity
  • Lapsed litterbox habits (due to pain caused by getting in and out of the box)
  • Hesitancy to run, jump or climb stairs
Be sure to take your cat to the veterinarian if you notice any of these signs. A veterinarian may conduct a physical exam, take XRAYs and perform other diagnostic tests to help determine the cause of the pain and inflammation in your cat’s joints. 

If your cat has arthritis, here are a few things you can do to make her feel better:
  • Give her a cozy blanket or cat bed.
  • When she’s relaxed and at ease, give her a gentle massage.
  • Groom the areas of her body that may be hard for her to reach.
  • Make sure she has easy, direct access to her litterbox and food and water bowls.
  • Consider acupuncture as some holistic veterinarians offer this
 Ultraflex.  is a food-based supplement that is easy to administer and is made of eggshell membrane. Ultraflex is a simple formula that contains compounds beneficial for keeping joint cartilage and connective tissue healthy and shock-absorbent. Excellent value--one bottle will last 3 to 4 months for a kitty.