Sixty to 90% of cats have radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis (OA) and approximately half of these have mobility impairment and pain. It is estimated that only 7% receive treatment. Many cat’s go undiagnosed because of the subtle behavioral signs associated with OA and the belief by owners that changes in activity are “part of getting old”. Although the prevalence of OA increases with age, cats as young as 2 years can be affected. Learning how to use screening tools, owner questionnaires, in-home videos and perform comprehensive orthopedic examinations will help find these cats so you can improve their quality of life.
To learn about practical check lists and screening tools to detect osteoarthritis in feline patients
To learn the value of home videos for diagnosis and treatment of feline osteoarthritis
Is osteoarthritis just an "old cat" disease - no it's not