Arthritis in Cats
It is hard when you first realise your cat is in agony. It’s hard because for one they are masters at hiding their pain and discomfort. They will instinctively minimise their own activity to reduce the pain. They will not show you overt signs of limping or pain that is associated with arthritis. The image above demonstrates the typical face they express with their paws tucked in, eyes shut tight when experiencing discomfort. Arthritis in our feline friends is indeed more common than we think based on genetic factors, size, obesity and age. Arthritis and hip dysplasia is quite common in larger breeds such as the Maine Coon, Persians and Siamese. The older they get even after a life of cat yoga and super hero jumping tactics the joints will inevitable take strain.
What is Arthritis and what are the signs to look out for in cats?
Prevention is better than cure
Investing in an orthopedic high quality foam cat bed will ensure your cat gets restorative rest and the spine and joints are well supported from early on in his or her life. Normal commercial pet beds are usually filled with foam plastics with very little density. They are usually far too thin and not stable enough, resulting in your cat ending up sleeping on the hard cold floor in no time.
We have curated a selection of cat baskets and designer cat beds with orthopedic cushions specifically developed and optimized for cats. The pillow inlets are filled with high-quality-latex-flakes with an extremely high density. As a general rule, the higher the density, the more elastic, durable and sustainable. The pillow easily regains its shape and remains permanently elastic. The excellent point elasticity of the latex filling moulds perfectly to the individual shape of your cat.
The pillows are anti-allergic, antibacterial, and regulate humidity and temperature. The padding is absolutely silent when kitty moves, ensuring a restorative sleep. The pillows are covered in warming brushed wool fleece which cats absolutely adore. It keeps them warm and cosy with natural body heat that increases blood flow and relaxes the muscles. These are not only great options for senior cats but they are made to last for many years and the covers are machine washable and replaceable so it’s an investment worth considering.