As the cat gets older he will slow down and may develop joint problems. It does not happen to all cats but cats typically love to climb and run around. When young they have what seems to be an unlimited energy supply, and they are never happier than when they are whirling around all over the house. There is nothing more pleasing to a cat owner than to have a healthy, energetic and happy pet. All cats do not suffer from arthritis but when it happens you would like to know how to make them feel better and be their normal energetic selves again.
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. It can be the result of an infection, or may be caused by the cats' immune system. There are two common types of arthritis that affect cats. These are Osteoarthritis and traumatic arthritis. As with humans no cure for arthritis is known at present, but some treatments may alleviate the symptoms, and can greatly improve the cats' ability to move around comfortably.
If cat is fat, the extra weight may be a cause for development of feline arthritis. The cat should be put on a carefully supervised diet and this may greatly help to alleviate the pain which results from arthritis.
Supplements can also help with joint health and will increase your cats ability to get around. Supplements containing Omega Three fatty acids, Glucosamine and Chondroitin will help keep the joint cartilage lubricated and moist. They are also believed to stimulate cells in the joints and to repair some of the damage done by arthritis. They can also act as pain relief to help with the pain and stiffness in the joints. These supplements work gradually, and it may take two or three months to get results, but they are absolutely safe, and will have positive effects on your cats' health, which will be quite handsome, and will give great relief in time.
Source by John Mowatt