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…