Ask the Veterinarian

A Q&A column from veterinarians at Westgate Pet Clinic in Linden Hills. (www.westgatepetclinicmn.com)
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,
Lillian

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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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