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Our Tip of the Day:
As I'm sure most of you know, cats are fast, flexible, and amazingly proficient contortionists. Much of this comes down to the cat's spine, with its vertebrae and disks engineered for flexibility and elasticity. Of course, it also helps that their shoulder blades are attached by muscle alone, with no bones to hinder them. Because the cat's spine and shoulder blades are so flexible, they can jump many times their own height, twist while in midair, squeeze into impossibly small places, and stretch and roll into incredibly contorted positions. That all being said, just as with humans, when a kitty ages, their flexibility may very well start to lessen. They may not be able to jump, run, stretch, and contort themselves as well as they used to. Arthritis can affect kitties just as it can humans, which can make their range of motion far less than it once was. So, especially since you know your kitty best, remember to watch for signs of slowing down, stiffness, discomfort, or pain. Although aging and some of the ailments that come with it are inevitable, that does not mean their are not ways to keep your kitty comfortable. If you see your kitty missing landings or refusing to jump altogether, stretching less, or running or moving about less or with difficulty, please consult your veterinarian regarding methods and perhaps even medications to help your kitty stay comfortable and pain-free.