Natural Cat Arthritis Supplements
Is your cat getting creaky and stiff? About 90% of cats over age 12 suffer from arthritis. Many owners don't know because cats hide their pain. Cats with arthritis don't show signs of joint discomfort like dogs; they display behavioral changes such as reduced mobility (reluctance to jump, run or climb stairs), reduced activity (sleeping more. avoiding play, hiding), changes in mood (may be more aggressive, irritable, anxious/restless, cry when touched) and changes in hygiene (may not be able to groom themselves or have trouble using the litter box). A sedentary lifestyle and obesity are huge factors in feline arthritis.
Often it is difficult to diagnose feline arthritis by a physical exam, because cats can show signs of being irritable, aggressive, or not wanting to be touched even when arthritis is not present. The best way to diagnose arthritis is to x-ray the joints. Unfortunately, this sometimes requires sedation to get the correct position to accurately diagnose, which must weigh into your decision process.
Joint Relief For Cats
Here are a few tips to give your cat relief from arthritis:
- Use cat arthritis supplements that are easy to administer, so as not to stress out your kitty.
- Feed a low-carbohydrate diet to reduce inflammation.
- Keep plenty of cat beds and cozy blankets around your home to avoid your kitty from lying on hard surfaces.
- Groom the areas of your cat's body that are hard for them to reach.
- Be sure your cat has easy access to the litterbox and food and water bowls.
- Consider holistic treatments such as acupuncture and laser therapy that some veterinarians offer.
What Can I Give My Cat for Arthritis Pain?
Natural cat arthritis supplements contain ingredients like collagen, NEM (natural eggshell membrane), and hemp extract. At Ask Ariel, we use only the finest, human-grade ingredients so that you can feel confident about what you are giving your kitty. These ingredients have been extensively studied in human and animal research.
- NEM (natural eggshell membrane) - A safe, all-natural whole-food source containing three varieties of collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and enzymes, which support joints and connective tissue. Helps to repair the cartilage and connective tissue on a cellular level and helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Recent scientific studies  show that collagen from NEM® eggshell membrane is a viable therapeutic option for the management of the pain and loss of function associated with suboptimal joint function in dogs.
- Hemp Extract - Hemp oil can help reduce inflammation and support a healthy immune response. Hemp oil is being researched for its ability to provide natural joint relief for cats. Anecdotal reports include reduced pain, inflammation and discomfort. Happy Paws is the best CBD oil for arthritis in cats. It contains simple ingredients: organic hemp extract and coconut oil. It’s rigorously tested for potency and purity. Each 1oz bottle contains 550mg of full spectrum hemp extract in an unflavored all-natural coconut oil base. Contains plant compounds such as terpenes and phenols that can help improve mobility and ease osteoarthritis pain .
Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets – One of our natural “whole-food” cat joint care supplements that strengthens cartilage, rebuilds connective tissue and supports joint health. Contains food-sourced ingredients and enzymes. The key ingredient is NEM® brand eggshell membrane, a food source of glucosamine and chondroitin. It contains key bioactive proteins such as collagen, which have been shown to support joint comfort and flexibility. Excellent choice for pets that are allergic to glucosamine or that are picky about herbal formulas. Backed by research. Relieves joint pain and discomfort, strengthens and repairs. Tasteless powder provides allows for an easy once-a-day administration. One of the best supplements for cats joints.
Happy Paws Organic Hemp Extract For Cats - These easy-to-use drops are an excellent anti-inflammatory for cats. Animal studies have suggested that hemp extract exhibits pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. This arthritis pain treatment helps to promote a sense of calm. Professional veterinary strength. Each 1oz bottle contains 550mg of full spectrum hemp extract in an unflavored all-natural coconut oil base. 100% organic. Made in the USA.