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CURRENT STATE OF DISEASE



It is estimated that 40% of all cats have clinical signs of OA, and 90% of cats over age 12 have radiographic evidence of Osteoarthritis1-4 - nearly double that seen in dogs. However, veterinarians report they diagnose OA in cats less frequently than in dogs.5

Like dogs, cats also hide signs of pain. However, if pet owners know what to look for they recognise signs of OA in their cat. Pet Owners are interested in learning more about OA from their veterinarians.6

The content in this site provides veterinarians and veterinary nurses resources to help identify and manage osteoarthritis in cats.

PREPARE FOR AND COMPLETE AN ORTHOPAEDIC EXAM IN THE CAT



In a series of short videos, Dr. Duncan Lascelles BSc, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS walks veterinarians through preparation for and completing a feline orthopaedic exam with the patient both in lateral recumbency and in the standing position.

Other Resources



Creating a cat friendly clinic environment which lowers the stress for both cats and their owners in your practice, helps to ensure that owners routinely seek medical advice for the animal’s health and well- being.

How to Create a Cat Friendly Clinic

Results of a pilot study for the use of anti-NGF mAbs in cats for OA pain point to a potential new therapy.


1. ENOMOTO, M., MANTYH, PW., MURRELL, J., INNES, JF., LASCELLES, BDX. (2019) Anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibodies for the control of pain in dogs and cats. Veterinary Record 184, 23.

2. LASCELLES BD, HENRY JB, 3rd, BROWN J et al.: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of radiographic degenerative joint disease in domesticated cats. Vet Surg 2010; 39: 535- 44.

3. SLINGERLAND L, HAZEWINKEL H, MEIJ B, PICAVET P, VOORHOUT G: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence and clinical features of osteoarthritis in 100 cats. Vet J 2011; 187: 304-9.

4. LASCELLES BD, DONG YH, MARCELLINLITTLE DJ, THOMSON A, WHEELER S, CORREA M: Relationship of orthopedic examination, goniometric measurements, and radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in cats. BMC Vet Res 2012; 8: 10.

5. November Veterinarian 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

6. November Pet Owners 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

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Other Resources

Creating a cat friendly clinic environment which lowers the stress for both cats and their owners in your practice, helps to ensure that owners routinely seek medical advice for the animal’s health and well- being.

How to Create a Cat Friendly Clinic

Results of a pilot study for the use of anti-NGF mAbs in cats for OA pain point to a potential new therapy.

1. CIMINO BROWN D. What can we learn from osteoarthritis pain in companion animals? Clinical And Experimental Rheumatology, 35 (5; Suppl. 107). 2017:53-58.

2. LASCELLES BD, HENRY JB, 3rd, BROWN J et al.: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of radiographic degenerative joint disease in domesticated cats. Vet Surg 2010; 39: 535- 44.

3. SLINGERLAND L, HAZEWINKEL H, MEIJ B, PICAVET P, VOORHOUT G: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence and clinical features of osteoarthritis in 100 cats. Vet J 2011; 187: 304-9.

4. LASCELLES BD, DONG YH, MARCELLINLITTLE DJ, THOMSON A, WHEELER S, CORREA M: Relationship of orthopedic examination, goniometric measurements, and radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in cats. BMC Vet Res 2012; 8: 10.

5. November Veterinarian 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

6. November Pet Owners 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

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