2. Keep Them Moving
“The type of mobility issue your pet has will differ depending on the animal,” Dr. Beaver said, “but a majority of senior cats experience some form of osteoarthritis, even if they aren’t showing it.”
“We have not appreciated how much [cats] are hiding their symptoms,” added Dr. Beaver. “Cats have evolved to live by themselves so they hide the issues they have or else they become prey. Owners may not notice it until the symptoms are quite advanced.”
Although jumping and running may be challenging, you should make sure your cat continues to get some form of exercise. This can include leash walking or chasing after toys at a slower pace.