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Degenerative Disorders

Degenerative Disorders

Degenerative Disorders in Cats

Comprehensively Support Your Pet

Degenerative joint diseases in cats can make it hard for them to run and jump like they used to. All-natural supplements can support your cat’s joints along with their overall health.

How NHV Supplements Help with Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats

The all-natural supplements formulated by a holistic vet and a master herbalist to help provide comprehensive support for your cat by improving energy, reducing inflammation and supporting the immune system.

NHV Old Timer is formulated specifically for joint support with ingredients like Guggul to ease the pain of arthritis, Asian Ginseng for natural immune support, and Ginger for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

ES-Clear is made with ingredients like Burdock to cleanse the blood and major arteries and work synergistically with the antioxidant properties of Sheep’s Sorrel, the anti-inflammatory properties of Slippery Elm, and Chinese Rhubarb — which is known for its astringent and appetite support.

Turmeric extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic.

Our Pet Experts at NHV also recommend extra nutrition support, like that of Multi-Essentials.

About Degenerative Joint Diseases in Cats

Degenerative disorders and joint disease in cats involve the progressive deterioration of the joints and are generally caused by age, injury, or a congenital defect such as hip dysplasia. They can also affect various organs and compromise how the body functions.

Myelopathy in cats is another degenerative disorder with symptoms similar to hip dysplasia. Some cats may have both disorders. Degenerative myelopathy in cats is a disease that affects the spinal cord and causes nerve damage.

Signs of Degenerative Disorders

Degenerative joint disease in cats is characterized by the loss of cartilage within one or more joints, causing pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving. When this occurs, you may notice your cat is reluctant, or unable, to jump up or down from furniture and is increasingly irritable when touched. He/she may also appear weak, in pain, or have poor coordination. Cats will often instinctually hide any signs of pain, so your cat may not show any outward signs of degenerative joint disease until it is quite severe.

Myelopathy in cats may manifest as weakness in the hindquarters that makes it difficult for them to run or walk.

Most degenerative disorders and joint disease in cats can be treated medically or surgically and the goal of treatment is to improve your cat's quality of life by minimizing pain, discomfort, and delaying the progression of the disease.


  • Decreased activity
  • Occasional lameness
  • A stiff gait that worsens with exercise
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence
  • Loss of muscle bulk

Additional Support

Consider providing a step or ramp so your cat can get up and down from a favorite spot. Exercise is important for the maintenance of joint mobility and muscle tone, so encourage frequent movement. If your cat is reluctant, try using toys such as a feather or laser pointer to get them moving.

Remember never to diagnose your pet or administer any product without first consulting your vet.

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