Arthritis in Cats and How to Help your Pet
As I have mentioned cats twelve years and older can be affected by arthritis especially if your cat is overweight since this puts pressure on elbows and joints.
If your cat is struggling to jump up and do what they usually do, then they may be affected or meow when you are patting your cat so what can be done?
Chondroitin is essential for the resilience of cartilage is a naturally occurring substance formed of sugar chains. It maintains normal enzymatic activity and water holding capacity to provide healthy resistance to compression, which Chondroitin and Glucosamine can help since Glucosamine is a sugar protein that helps the body build cartilage the hard-connective tissue located mainly on the bones.
Collagen advances the science of tissue repair giving great strength providing tissue their firmness and resilience it is essential for connecting and supporting the bones, tendons, muscles and cartilage supporting the body’s natural ability.
Some herbs can be very helpful, like Curcumin is the active ingredient of the spice, turmeric and is a natural anti-inflammatory compound which dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body.
When massaging your cat, you can use Copaiba this is a stimulant oleoresin obtained from the trunk of several pinnate leaved from South America legumin trees the thick transparent varies in color from light gold to dark brown depending on the resin in the essential oil. Rub a little bit in your hand and massage gently never over do with essential oils. This helps promote wound healing, pain relief, infections, parasites
Omega 3 can also help with flexibility of joints, like Green Lipped Mussel which is a derivative from mussels and contain the same Omega 3 Fatty Acids EPA and DHA that oily fish do however it has been shown to be an excellent and almost unique source of Eicosatetraenoic Acid another Omega 3 Fatty Acid which is a good supplement for dogs and cats.
Vitamins and Mineral like Vitamin C and E in the diet like minerals such as Manganese and Zinc which are designed to mop up free radicals that can damage the cartilage and are also needed in cartilage production in a specially designed supplement.
MSM Methylsulfonylmethane is a natural occurring Sulphur containing compound that is claimed to reduce pain and inflammation and promote connective tissue and repair damaged proteins.
Note: Never overdo with medication try one and see if it works you can do more damage by treating an animal with too many remedies, they are just like us.