Cat Muscle and Joint Products
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Having a happy and active life is something we all want for our cats. And even though we can't prevent certain ailments such as arthritis, we can try to alleviate some of the symptoms that come along with them.
Once you have identified the cause of your cat's mobility issues, you can then determine how best to assist them. You can help by providing them with supplements, alternative treatment modalities, or medications that can relieve their discomfort and restore their quality of life. Your cat’s veterinarian can guide you as to what are the most appropriate options to help your cat feel their best.
Many factors can contribute to your cat's behavioral and mobility changes, and it's crucial that you work with your veterinarian to figure out which are at play in your cat's case. One of the most common causes of pain is arthritis, but it is not always the culprit. Another possible cause could be degeneration or weakness of their nerves (like diabetes in cats), muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass, or even a torn cruciate ligament.
Literally meaning "inflammation of the joint/s", arthritis is a slow and progressive disease with many causes that affect the entirety of the joint including the muscles, joint capsule, tendons, ligaments, etc. One of the largest driving factors for the development of arthritis is inflammation, no matter the location or cause, and one of the leading causes of inflammation in cats is obesity.
Preventing and controlling inflammation in your cat is key to reducing their risk of developing arthritis (and other conditions) and you can do this by preventing your cat from becoming overweight. Stick to the recommended amounts when feeding your cat and avoid giving treats regularly. Ensure your cat gets plenty of exercise which you can encourage with lots of fun toys.
Regular veterinary visits are also crucial as your vet can advise you early if your cat is starting to put on too much weight, and can provide some guidance on the best ways to keep your cat in a healthy weight range. Regular blood and urinary tests are also important for early detection of other inflammatory conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes or hyperthyroidism.
Common Ingredients in Cat Joint and Muscle Products
- Glucosamine - helps to reduce inflammation and slow down the breakdown of collagen
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) - a naturally occurring supplement that is used primarily as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant in the treatment of conditions such as arthritis.
- Chondroitin sulfate - present in cartilage and helps maintain the water retention, elasticity, and nourishment of the tissues that line the joint. Chondroitin, like glucosamine, inhibits the production of inflammatory mediators that are damaging to joints.
- Green-lipped mussel - contains a high concentration of omega-3s, a unique combination of fatty acids, and are an excellent source of glucosamine and chondroitin, making green-lipped mussel a natural anti-inflammatory
VetProductsDirect stocks a range of quality joint and muscle products for cats from some of the top brands including PAW, Vetalogica, Seaflex and Natural Animal Solutions. Our team of veterinarians and animal health professionals only approve products that they would be happy to use on their own pets so you can shop with confidence at VetProductsDirect.
Our highly trained customer service staff and vet nurses are available during business hours to answer questions about products or other related enquiries. You can contact them by emailing [email protected] or by phoning 1300 838 776.