Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. Ehud Sela: Osteoarthritis in cats: treatment options.
As cats get older, they too, just like us can suffer from debilitating osteoarthritis.
The symptoms may be vague at times, and at other times they can be specific to the areas affected.
Often these cats are reluctant to jump, have trouble getting into the litter box, thus voiding outside the box, and can exhibit pain with reduced appetite and weight loss.
These cats can and should be helped in order to have a much more comfortable and enjoyable life.
In my office I use a non painful injection treatment with Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) Solution that often reduces inflammation, pain, and increase mobility and appetite.
I also often prescribe oral medication in conjunction with the injections treatment.
Our Feline friends deserve a long and enjoyable life well into their geriatric age.
Dr Ehud Sela
Gentle Vet Animal Hospital