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In some cases, anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed and administered to help with the pain and to encourage walking. Steroids can also assist in the reduction of inflammation in the bones.
Limited activity will help to reduce your cat’s pain. Allowing your cat time to recover, and time for the joints and bones to heal, however, will not reduce the speed of recovery.
It is recommended that you take your cat to be re-checked every two to four weeks for progress, as well as to detect if there are any more serious underlying medical issues that have been causing the problems.
It is important to observe your pet and work to reduce their overall pain levels through reduction of activity, pain medication, and environment. The pain may last only a few days, or it could last for several months. In rarer cases, juvenile bone (orthopedic) disease can develop.
There are currently no known preventive measures for this medical condition.
Any type of pain or tenderness or lack of soundness in the feet or legs of animals
The wasting away of certain tissues; a medical condition that occurs when tissues fail to grow.