Degenerative joint disease, or feline arthritis, is very common in cats–veterinary researchers estimate 45% of all cats and 90% of cats over age 10 are impacted by the disease in some way.
Using supplements to support your cat's joint health can indeed be beneficial in managing arthritis or as a preventive measure for cats at risk of developing the condition.
That’s where we come in. VitaCat's Joint + Mobility support is a tasty chew for cats containing glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM for joint support.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin: These are natural compounds found in cartilage. They can help promote joint health, reduce inflammation, and support cartilage repair.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): MSM is a sulfur compound that may have anti-inflammatory effects and can support joint health in cats.
While supplements won’t eliminate arthritis, they can prevent or slow the progression of the disease and support your cat’s joint function so they can live more comfortably.
Remember, while supplements can be helpful, they are not a replacement for proper veterinary care. Regular check-ups with your veterinarian are essential to monitor your cat's health, diagnose arthritis early if it occurs, and adjust their treatment plan as needed.
Additionally, ensuring your cat maintains a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise is crucial in preventing and managing arthritis. Overweight cats are more prone to joint issues and may benefit from weight management strategies.
In conclusion, incorporating appropriate supplements into your cat's diet, along with a well-rounded approach to their overall health, can contribute to supporting their joint health and potentially slowing down the progression of arthritis if it develops. Always consult your veterinarian to determine the best supplement regimen for your cat's specific needs and health conditions.