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Mar 02, 2015

Dear Dr. Mirodone,

My cat Jazz has been having difficulty jumping lately and doesn’t want to walk down the stairs to his litter box.  I think he might have arthritis.  Is there something that can be done be for him, or is he just getting old?

Thank you,


Dear Lillian,

Arthritis is a very common condition in cats.  In fact, research shows that 90 percent of cats over 12 years of age suffer from some degree of arthritis! 

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