Symptoms of Degenerative Joint Disease in Ragdolls


Are you familiar with Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) also known as Osteoarthritis in cats like the Ragdoll? If not, give your vet a call to find out more about this common health condition. DJD is a long-term disease that occurs when the cartilage surrounding the muscle joints slowly deteriorates. Symptoms of DJD vary based on the severity and the cause of the deterioration. General symptoms include a stiff-legged gait and decreased range of motion. An increased irritability may also be noticed over time. Senior cats as well as obese cats are at a greater risk of developing DJD. Other more subtle signs of DJD may include your cat’s inability to move around freely, lameness of a limb, or even the inability to go in and out of the litter box. If your cat has any of these symptoms call your Animal Hospital Rochester, NY to schedule an appointment right away.

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