Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative joint disease that affects not only humans but also our feline companions. This painful condition can significantly impact a cat’s quality of life if left unidentified and untreated.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears away, leading to pain, inflammation, and stiffness in the affected areas. While it can affect cats of all ages, it is more commonly observed in senior cats due to the gradual breakdown of joint tissues.
Here at Central Texas Animal Clinic, we aim to provide insights into what osteoarthritis is and the symptoms that cat owners should be vigilant about in order to promote early detection and appropriate management.