Arthritis / Bone and Joint Disease

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  • Our cat is not walking straight in the morning
    Good day, I have a kitten about 5 months old. He has had 3 episodes in the last 2 months where we get up in the morning and he's not able to walk straight. His hinds quarters seemed very week and he toppled over a lot. The first time we took him to the vet and we were told that it's possibly a neurological problem as he was separated from his mother too early (dogs killed his mother and 3 siblings about 3 months ago). We haven't taken him back to the vet cause we can't afford it. We have given h
  • I noticed yesterday that my kitten's front paws are not straight
    Cat forelegs seems short I noticed yesterday that my kitten's front paws are not straight when he's walking in that they seem to have a sort of 'bowed' look at the joint and they seem significantly shorter than his hinds legs to the point where his hind quarter is higher than the front.
  • My Cat foot Problems
    My cat is about 5 years old and lately (within the last month) he has been limping. I notice it's mostly his front left paw that he tends to not use at times. It is off and on pain and feels discomfort when i move it upwards ever so slightly. At first i thought it was due to running around and jumping off things, but I have been noticing him just start limping while walking. Is it his joints/bones bothering him? What could i give him to help him? He is my baby and i wanna help him out. Thanks.
  • Feline health: calcium deposit on cat?
    I have a 10-year old indoor cat. He has a very large lump on the side of his lower jaw, which the vet diagnosed as a calcium deposit. We do what we can to keep the mouth area cleaned out, but the lump has continued to grow. It is now about the size of a child's fist. The cat now drools, seems incessantly thirsty, and has difficulty grooming. Do you think there's anything that can be done to help him? The vet says surgery isn't an option because the jaw bone is too thin.
  • Cat joints breaking down
    Hello my 11 yr old orange male tabby is suffering from what appears to be breaking down of the joints. He has trouble walking and moving around. He is overweight and I have tried to put him on a diet. His weight is 20pds. It breaks my heart to see him walk around like he does and has more inmobility than mobility. He has been tested for diabetes and hypothyroidism and is negative. Please help me. My vet suggested that I try to put him on a diet and did not give me a lot of info to work with.
  • Weak back cat legs, walking on hocks?
    My cat is 9 years old and has recently been walking on the hock part of his legs. He has lost a lot of weight, but has beeen eating like normal. He slips when he jumps down from places and avoids jumping up anywhere. I also suspect that he cannot go up the stairs anymore. Previously, he was overweight, but always active. I was wondering what might be wrong with him and how I can make it better as he is a very loved companion.

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