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Feature April 2015 Issue

Joint Disorders in Cats

Virtually all feline joint disorders eventually lead to osteoarthritis. Be sure to discuss with your veterinarian ways to safely ease the discomfort.

Joint Disorders in Cats

A wide variety of painful conditions target a catís hips and legs. Here are the most common ones, and what the treatment entails.

The feline skeleton, comprised of nearly 250 individual bones, supports 500 or so muscles and other soft tissues that enable a catís movement. Among all feline musculoskeletal disorders, the most commonly observed are conditions that affect the joints ó the areas in which the ends of two or more bones reside in close proximity.

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