OA is a type of arthritis
that happens when the protective tissue in the joints
(cartilage) is worn down, causing bones to rub against one another.
You may think OA just makes moving harder, but it can also cause severe
pain. It can happen to cats at any age, not just older cats.
OA pain is chronic pain that’s always there. It doesn’t go away and can get
worse without the right treatment. Chronic pain is different from acute
pain, which is pain that lasts a short time and gets better, like that from a
cut, scratch, or a pulled muscle. Without treatment, the pain will
continue to get worse. This can affect their quality of life and the antics that
make your cat, “your cat.”
Watch the following video and contact us if you recognize any of the following signs in your cat's behavior:
Click the QR Code below or click here to take the Feline Pain Checklist and share your results with us.