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Emergency Care and Treatment

Joint Disorders in Cats

Joint Disorders in Cats

A variety of painful musculoskeletal conditions can affect areas in which bones meet. Learn the most common ones, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

A healthy cat’s impressive physical traits — strength, agility and lightning-fast responses to external stimuli — are essentially attributable to the structure and versatility of her musculoskeletal system. However, this system is also subject to a variety of disorders that can seriously compromise a cat’s quality of life and agility. Even worse, such disorders often defy prompt recognition and treatment.

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