Our cats bring us unlimited joy and happiness with their jumping and prancing, but at the same time, their joints take a beating. More use of muscles and joints can only mean one thing joint related health problems like ACL anterior cruciate ligament) tears and osteoarthritis. Arthritis in cats is not very common, but it makes sense to be well prepared with all the information so that we can make our tabbies comfortable if their joints do get afflicted.
Arthritis which is also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease causes inflammation and pain in the joints.
In cats, it is generally the elbow joint that gets affected, but it can strike any joint
Causes of Osteoarthritis and Joint Problems in Cats:
Joint problems can be
Developmental: things like hip or elbow dysplasia where the joint does not develop correctly.
Degenerative: can affect some areas and the most common cause of arthritis in cats is cruciate ligament problem (the ligament degenerates over time resulting in instability and secondary osteoarthritis)
Causes of Arthritis in Cats:
- Ligament, tendon or muscle disease
- Fractures involving the joints
- Dietary and hormonal disease
- Metabolic disorders.
- Inflammatory joint disease.
- Degenerative spinal joint disease.
- Extra weight
- Aging ( as cats grow older the cartilage deteriorates and becomes less flexible)
Cats afflicted by arthritis are more likely to be:
- With swollen joints
- Less flexible
- Less active or unwilling to do specific activities.
- Might have difficulty getting on the couch, stairs or getting into a vehicle.
- Lapsed litter-box activity( due to pain getting in and out of the box)
This progresses to overt lameness (holding the limb up or strange positioning)
Generally, size and weight is a precursor for this problem thus making larger breeds more susceptible to joint-related issues.
To make the correct diagnosis your vet will conduct a medical exam, X-rays, and other diagnostic tests to find the cause of the inflammation.
Make your cat comfortable by doing the following:
- Give her a cozy blanket or bed
- When she is relaxed give her a gentle massage
- Groom the areas of her body that are hard for her to reach
- Provide easy access to food and water bowls as well as the litter-box
Take these preventive measures:
Manage the weight of your cat as with extra weight the chances of muscle problems increases.
Get a yearly medical done for your cat.
Give your cat’s muscle and joint health that extra boost by getting Tabbycin-C from Bagdara Farms.
Tabbycin-C is 100% organic thus it does not have any side-effects like the other over the counter medications.
This product has been carefully curated and is Curcumin enriched which is the best known anti-inflammatory agent. This property inhibits:
- The activity of COX enzyme
- Synthesis of prostaglandins
- Production of chemicals which cause inflammation
- The activity of the primary protein which regulates inflammation
- Movement of immune cells to the area of injury and pain.
Curcumin in Tabbycin-C regulates COX enzymes thus curbing inflammation and preventing the spread of many diseases.
Tabbycin-C also protects the bone cells due to the high Curcumin content
Curcumin in Tabbycin-C is also known for its anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Tabbycin-C provides instant relief from painful muscle cramps owing to the analgesic property of curcumin.
The best part of giving Tabbycin-C to your cat is that it helps maintain a healthy weight which is the first step towards managing symptoms.
Tabbycin-C also protects the bones from any erosion and degeneration brought on by arthritis and also prevents thickening of synovial fluids responsible for lubricating the joints.
This fantastic product also prevents progression of osteoarthritis by preventing loss of bone tissue.
It is scientifically proven that Curcumin strengthens the immune system thus making it robust to fend off all medical issues.
The best way to get optimum benefit from Tabbycin-C
Dosage Of Tabbycin – C depending on your cat’s size
- For a small cat: ¼ teaspoon of Tabbycin – C once a day
- For a medium-sized cat: ½ teaspoon of Tabbycin – C once a day
- And for a large cat: 1 teaspoon of Tabbycin –C once a day
Tabbycin-C can be mixed with a pinch of black pepper powder and boiled with milk and given to the cat daily twice as per the dosage prescribed above.
A word of caution:
In your zeal to give your feline buddy, the best don’t forget that all good things come in small packages so begin with a low dose and then gradually increase the dosage.