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Feature December 2016 Issue

The Discomfort of Feline Joint Disorders

Veterinary examination of a cat that seems to be experiencing joint discomfort will likely include X-rays and possible analysis of the fluid in the joints.

The Discomfort of Feline Joint Disorders

A variety of musculoskeletal conditions can negatively impact your cat's quality of life. Recent studies suggest that they are more common than previously thought.

A healthy catís impressive physical traits ó her strength, agility and lightning-fast responses to external stimuli ó are essentially attributable to the structure and versatility of her musculoskeletal system. However, the feline musculoskeletal system is also subject to a variety of disorders that can seriously compromise a catís comfort and agility, as well as the performance of necessary bodily functions. Unfortunately, such disorders often defy prompt recognition and treatment.

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