Osteoarthritis is one of the most significant conditions affecting older cats and can be difficult to diagnose. Inactivity is a common sign but owners often do not recognise this as a clinical issue and many older cats have a sedentary lifestyle anyway. Treatment can be very effective in relieving the pain associated with this condition and improving an animal's quality of life. This article describes the general approach to osteoarthritis in cats and discusses some options for management.
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