Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a very common condition that causes painful, swollen joints and makes moving around uncomfortable. A reluctance to move can sometimes be mistaken for a cat naturally ‘slowing down’ due to old age.
Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are plenty of steps you can take to help your feline friend feel more comfortable. Treatment for arthritis can make a big difference to your cat’s quality of life.
It is important to contact your vet if you notice your cat slowing down or if you are suspicious that their joints are causing them pain.