Feline Arthritis, a silent epidemic, affects 80 to 90% of senior cats

BJ Bangs

BJ Bangs is an award-winning journalist, photographer, and communication profession who is an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including visiting cool cat events and writing about them.

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  1. I always blamed Kitty’s issues on being declawed in the front (I’ve seen claims that it changes the way a cat walks … and the “unnatural” way is harder on joints). Oddly enough, when people discuss declawing, that doesn’t usually come up … I don’t know if that’s because the link is questionable or because it’s so hard to get a definitive diagnosis for a cat or because so many people aren’t aware that cats get arthritis at all (and don’t see the symptoms in their cats).

    • BJ Bangs says:

      You are so right that people don’t realize cat can get arthritis at any age. I was surprised to find how many places it can affect, ankles, spine, in addition to hips and knees. Declawing may have caused kitty to walk differently as it can affect the way they put their paws down on surfaces.

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