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Feature January 2014 Issue

Joint Supplements: Helpful for Your Cat?

A lack of FDA approval presents a challenge when choosing these products, but experts feel that omega-3 fatty acids are the most beneficial. Here’s why.

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine — including an improved understanding of feline nutrition — cats are living longer these days. Due to their extended life spans, however, many cats are also more likely to develop arthritis. This painful and potentially crippling joint disease is a predominantly age-related condition.

In one study, researchers carefully analyzed X-rays of the spines and limbs of 100 middle-aged or elderly cats living in U.S. homes. The images revealed that 90…

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