Feline arthritis is a painful inflammation in cats’ joints. Felines like to climb trees and jump from high places; this puts their joints at a higher risk of trauma and stress. As a result of such trauma or external infection, cats of any age may develop arthritis or joint inflammation. Arthritis is more common in older cats whose joints deteriorate as part of the aging process.
Arthritis in cats is difficult to spot unless it develops to a severe stage, when symptoms become noticeable. Symptoms include decreased activity, lapsed litter-box habits, and hesitancy to run, jump or climb stairs – all of which are signs of your furry friend experiencing pain during motion.
The best way to take care of arthritis is to not let it develop in the first place. When your cat is young it is important to give it supplements that will support its joints and prevent inflammation and degeneration. Among a number of natural herbs that prevent or slow the development of arthritis, cannabidiol (CBD) has a special place. Recent studies that involved rat models demonstrated significant effectiveness of CBD on arthritis. Through interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), CBD can act on the disease and provide significant relief.
It is important to mention that not only can CBD prevent arthritis but it can also help with disease that has already developed. Studies showed that CBD provides threefold action on joints:
- It provides pain relief. As a result, your cat will not feel pain while playing and moving around the house and will get active again.
- It reduces inflammation, which implies that CBD may heal the source of arthritis, preventing it from further development. For a healthy cat it means prevention of potential arthritis.
- It prevents nerves from further damage. This is an important therapeutic effect as nerve damage is a very painful condition that impacts a cat’s quality of life.
Arthritis is a progressive disease – it develops and becomes more painful over time. For this reason, our team strongly recommends to start preventative care when your cat is young. At least 60 per cent of cats over the age of six will have arthritis in at least one of their joints. However, most cats do not show signs of arthritis until the pain and inflammation become severe.
If your cat has arthritis, it is crucial to start joint-care supplements immediately.
Using CBD to Mitigate Arthritis in Cats
The Oliver’s Harvest team, with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, developed a supplement that specifically works for joints support and protection. The bacon-flavored tablets combine CBD with time-tested, active ingredients such as turmeric, manganese, glucosamine and others. To read more about the product, you can view it here.
“My cat is back to his happy, playful mood. I am so happy!” – Sonya, a loyal customer of Oliver’s Harvest.
As was mentioned above, the best way to treat arthritis is to not let it happen. Start supporting your cat’s joint health today and your furry friend will show its thanks with its happy mood and playful activities!