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Do cats ever suffer from Arthritis?
« on: 27/02/2009 22:48:24 »
I have been wondering and worrying if middle-aged or elderly cats could ever get Arthritis and of course not the kind that a human would suffer from.

As my female cat, who's 10 (cat years 50) had 2 ops on her front left leg last autumn and recently she's been limping a bit in the morning.

She's a bit more aggressive and grumpier than her normal loving nature.

So if felines do ever get this disease Arthritis what do you know about?
I am baffled that's why I am asking The Naked Scientists for advice.

thanks Rosalind


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/02/2009 22:59:38 »
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/02/2009 09:35:46 »
Yes as C4M's link says.. many different kinds. My cat had a bit as she aged.. she had gotten hurt a few times and had arthritis settle into some of her joints and caused her more discomfort every year.. She has passed a couple years now.. I really miss her!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/02/2009 11:13:54 »
Does Types of Arthritis in Cats help?
yes thanks a lot

Yes as C4M's link says.. many different kinds. My cat had a bit as she aged.. she had gotten hurt a few times and had arthritis settle into some of her joints and caused her more discomfort every year.. She has passed a couple years now.. I really miss her!
Karen how did your cat behave when she had arthritis?
Sorry to hear that she's passed on.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 01/03/2009 05:31:52 »
moved slow and sauntered in her walk became less graceful and wouldkind of nibble at you if you held her wrong where it hurt... mostly came inside to the heat more and stayed by the fireplace.. she would mew when moving and you could just tell it was more her  labored movement..
 

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« Reply #5 on: 01/03/2009 16:45:30 »
moved slow and sauntered in her walk became less graceful and wouldkind of nibble at you if you held her wrong where it hurt... mostly came inside to the heat more and stayed by the fireplace.. she would mew when moving and you could just tell it was more her  labored movement..

Karen thanks and my cat is not that bad yet but she does nip at me if I touch her sore leg.
But I am taking her to the vet on Monday morning no doubt it'll be
animal medicines again. She is getting old but is still boisterous.

I wonder what scientific cause could make this happen?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 01/03/2009 17:43:53 »
Chaser...my cat...had been injured a few yrars previous to the athritus...

 She loved sleeping on the Firewood pile out in the shed... We called her one afternoon at feeding time and she did not come... so before dark I went looking and found her pinned uder some fallen wood. We assumed she had been walking on it or slepping and somthing slipped and the wood stack roled and pinned her under the wood...

 We took her to the vet.. she had cracked her hip and leg bone.... It took about x weeks or so for her to recover.... she was good for a couple years.. and oddly enough she met with round two  at the wood pile.... the boys were Stacking wood this time and she jumped off a shelfand down into the line of fire and a havy chunk bein tossed from the bed of the truck colided into her same hip as she jumped.... it did not break or crack the second time but it sure hurt her! She limped around about two weeks... The vet said it bruised her real bad but she was fine......It was after that that the following winter we noticed her being gimpy right befoe heavy rins.. she seemed tender.. dock did blood work and exray.... she had some severe arthritus that had settled in....It must have been awful painful...she really faored that hip area.. 
 

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« Reply #7 on: 01/03/2009 20:45:53 »
Chaser...my cat...had been injured a few yrars previous to the athritus...

 She loved sleeping on the Firewood pile out in the shed... We called her one afternoon at feeding time and she did not come... so before dark I went looking and found her pinned uder some fallen wood. We assumed she had been walking on it or slepping and somthing slipped and the wood stack roled and pinned her under the wood...

 We took her to the vet.. she had cracked her hip and leg bone.... It took about x weeks or so for her to recover.... she was good for a couple years.. and oddly enough she met with round two  at the wood pile.... the boys were Stacking wood this time and she jumped off a shelfand down into the line of fire and a havy chunk bein tossed from the bed of the truck colided into her same hip as she jumped.... it did not break or crack the second time but it sure hurt her! She limped around about two weeks... The vet said it bruised her real bad but she was fine......It was after that that the following winter we noticed her being gimpy right befoe heavy rins.. she seemed tender.. dock did blood work and exray.... she had some severe arthritus that had settled in....It must have been awful painful...she really faored that hip area.. 

Karen that is sad and thanks for telling this. But the one thing that I do know is that my cat, Marmalade has not been in any wood pile in my home as I don't have any open fires or need for it.
She might have been playing too hard with my other cat. Or it is age creeping up on her limbs.
I am careful with her.
 

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Do cats ever suffer from Arthritis?
« Reply #8 on: 02/03/2009 13:22:33 »
definitely, my last dog had arthritus so i am sure it can afflict most animals!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 02/03/2009 14:00:57 »
definitely, my last dog had arthritus so i am sure it can afflict most animals!

Been to the vet and I was told that my cat may have "onset" arthritis
due to the infected injuries that she had autumn.
But no medicine or X-rays happened for now.
 

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