Cats may loose joint mobility when they age. A natural part of ageing is wear and tear and of their life acquired injuries. Maintaining healthy joint mobility with dietary cat supplements is the least we can do, to give our pet the best chance.
Signs and symptoms of loss of mobility in cats.
Because cats cannot openly express themselves, you should look out for less obvious signs that indicate they are feeling less mobile.
Common signs in cats can include:
- Reduction in mobility (hesitant to jump, difficulty going up stairs, or obvious stiffness in legs)
- Reduction in activity (not hunting as frequently, more time sleeping or resting)
- Amended grooming techniques (less time grooming, which may result in a matted coat)
- Increased irritability (being grumpy when handled, stroked, or in contact with other animals)
How to support our Cats to maintain joint health?
Diet. Even though there is no scientific evidence to prove that obesity in cats decreases flexibility. If you can reduce the cat's weight this may relieve the pressure on your felines joints. The best way to reduce weight is to adjust their diet which should be done with supervision from your vet.
Supplements. Natural dietary supplements are becoming increasingly popular in cats. This includes natural supplement powders, oils, and tablets.
Key ingredients in natural joint care:
Green-lipped mussel powder or oil: Green-lipped mussels contain a uniquely rich combination of Omega fatty-acids not found in any other marine species. These fatty acids help to support the maintenance of healthy bone and joint structures. The green-lipped mussel (perna canaliculus) is endemic to New Zealand and provides a rich source of minerals and micronutrients.
Omega-3s: When looking for supplements with Omega-3, it is best to find a source that is rich in EPA, DHA & ETA).
Glucosamine: Supplements rich in glucosamine are a great addition to your Cats daily diet. Glucosamine is a natural compound found in connective tissue.
Turmeric: The anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric are well-known in both human and animal studies. Supplements containing turmeric are a good natural addition to the daily diet of your feline. Always follow the recommended feeding guidelines.
How to give kittens the best start to build strong, healthy bones?
Natural dietary cat supplements are added to the kittens feed and becoming more popular on a global scale.
Nutreats Cat & Kitten products are formulated to give them the best start possible.