Arthritis among cats is an increasingly common problem, which has been largely undiagnosed, leaving many cats to suffer in silence – until now. Written in an easy-to-understand style, this book helps owners to recognise the signs of arthritis, and how to best tackle the disease in an holistic way. Expert advice and treatment options are given, alongside tips on diet, exercise, and how complementary therapies could help. With moving, true stories, this book provides a vital resource for owners to help keep their cats on the move.
Arthritis doesn’t only affect humans and dogs; cats can suffer from this debilitating condition, too. There are around nine million cats in the UK, with three-quarters of those over eight years old showing signs of the disease. Yet arthritis is on the rise, and while cats’ survival instincts mean they don’t usually vocalise their pain, it doesn’t mean they’re not hurting.
My cat has arthritis ... but lives life to the full, gives our feline friends the voice they’ve been longing for. With expert input from leading feline vets, cat dieticians, and specialists in complementary therapies, the book covers all aspects of the disease, from how to spot the signs, to where to go for help. Areas covered include: the types of feline arthritis; the importance of an early diagnosis; the different kinds of treatment available, and the question of euthanasia for cats whose pain and discomfort, sadly, cannot be controlled.
Featuring moving case histories, owner insight, and lavish colour photos, this book is an invaluable companion for all cat owners, and anyone considering getting a cat.
FeaturesGives cats with arthritis a voice for the first time
Expert advice on dealing with arthritis in cats
Provides a vital resource for cat owners
Tackles cat arthritis in an holistic way
Written in an easy-to-understand style
Details of the latest arthritis treatments
Tips for coping effectively with your cat’s condition
Captivating photos, and helpful charts, illustrations and diagrams
Useful contacts and further information
A realistic – and optimistic – resource for all cat owners
About the author
Gill Carrick is an author and feature writer who has contributed to a range of national newspapers and magazines in the UK, and abroad. A former producer and presenter for BBC radio and TV, Gill hosted her own health programme, which was syndicated to radio stations across the UK.
Gill is particularly interested in the subject of arthritis, which she believes is an often overlooked area of concern for animals, as well as humans.
Her first book on arthritis, Arthritis – The Essential Guide, was published in September 2011. Her second book on the subject, My Dog has Arthritis, but lives life to the full, was published in 2012. Gill is a member of the Medical Journalists’ Association.