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How to choose the right joint supplement for your cat

How to choose the right joint supplement for your cat

Noticed your cat taking things a bit slower these days, or pausing before those once effortless jumps onto the sofa? It's a common concern. Up to 40% of cats experience joint stiffness, and by the time they are 12 years old and older, 90% experience changes in their joints. It might be time to think about a joint supplement.

But with so many options out there, how do you choose the right one for your cat? This isn't just about picking up any old supplement – it's about finding what truly works for your cat's unique needs and ensuring they remain agile, especially in their senior years.

In this blog post, we'll guide you through the essentials of selecting a joint supplement for your cat. So, let's get started and find out how to help keep your feline friend as sprightly as ever.

What are joint supplements for cats?

Ever wonder what goes into keeping your cat's jumps graceful and their sprints super-fast? That's where joint supplements can come into play. They're kind of like a daily multivitamin, but specifically for helping to keep your cat's joints in tip-top shape.

Many supplements include ingredients such as Green Lipped Mussel, Manganese or Vitamins E to help support your cat’s joint health, helping them stay active and full of fun.

Choosing the right supplement isn't just for senior cats feeling their years – it's also important to support the joint health of younger felines too. Starting early can help maintain their leap-and-bound lifestyle well into their twilight years.

Researching supplements is key. YuMOVE's high-quality ingredients, sourced from trusted sources, offer excellent support for your pet's joint health.

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What are the signs your cat might need a joint supplement?

Cats are real pros at keeping cool, even when their joints start to feel the years. They're not ones to complain, but you might notice a few subtle hints that your furry companion could use a little extra joint care:

  • Taking it easy – Is your cat swapping their sprint for a slow saunter around the house? This change of pace could be a sign their joints are feeling a little stiff.
  • Loving alone time – When cats aren't feeling their best, they often prefer a bit of solitude. If your cat's spending more time solo, it might be worth a gentle check-in.
  • Double-takes before jumps – Hesitation before a jump that used to be a piece of cake could signal their joints aren't as nimble as they used to be.
  • Avoiding high spots – Skipping their previously beloved high hang-outs? Avoiding these spots can hint at joint stiffness.
  • Keeping to themselves – Pulling back from being with you or their furry friends might mean your cat's not feeling up to scratch.
  • Grooming less – A drop in their grooming routine or a less-than-spick-and-span coat might suggest some spots are now tough to reach, due to joint stiffness.
  • Chattier than usual – More meowing could be your cat's way of letting you know something's off, maybe with their joints.
  • Litter tray changes – Shifts in how they use their litter tray or unexpected indoor accidents could also point to joint stiffness making things trickier.

Let’s hear from one of our in-house vets, Dr Charlotte on the subject:

“Sadly, joint stiffness in cats can be really difficult to spot. Our feline friends don't usually go for walks with us like our dogs, and most cats will sleep a lot of the day, which can be totally normal. These are two factors that really contribute to making joint stiffness in cats a real challenge to notice, so they can often go without the support they deserve.”

So, what can we do to help?

“Regular check-ups with your vet are a great way to help you keep on top of joint support with your cat. And we also recommend considering a joint supplement like YuMOVE Joint Care for All Cats, to help support your cat’s joint health.”

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Which joint supplement is best for your cat?

All cat owners want their pets to stay as energetic and playful as ever, right? Adding a joint supplement to their daily routine could really help keep them on the move.

YuMOVE has got not one but two great options for this:

  • The original YuMOVE Joint Care for Cats is designed to help support your cat’s joint health across all ages, helping your cat stay agile whether they're bouncing through their youth or taking it easy in their laid-back senior stage.
  • For cats approaching their golden years or showing signs of joint stiffness, YuMOVE Joint Care PLUS for Cats is a stronger formula. It contains 20% more ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel than the regular version, and gets to work on your cat’s joints in three ways – aiding stiff joints, helping mobility and supporting joint structure.   

Whether it's the standard YuMOVE Joint Care or the stronger Joint Care PLUS version, you’ll be giving your cat a helping paw to stay active and happy.

Not sure which one is best for your cat? Answer a few simple questions to get a recommendation.

Why is consistency so important?

Consistency in your cat's YuMOVE Joint Care routine is key to supporting their joint health. Regular amounts are necessary to allow the active ingredients to reach the levels needed to support their joint health. Missing or skipping days can set back progress and mean your cat doesn’t get the level of support they could.

What’s more, a steady approach not only maximises the support for your cat's joints but also turns out to be more cost-efficient than starting and stopping, which often requires higher catch-up amounts.

Ultimately, keeping up with the recommended routine ensures the best support for your cat's mobility and wellbeing, keeping them happy and active all the way into their golden years.

New to YuMOVE? When you get your first subscription delivery of YuMOVE Joint Care, you’ll also receive a FREE extra box of supplements, this is your Daily Double pack. This important pack contains enough supplements to give your cat twice the recommended daily amount for the first 4-6 weeks. During this essential preparation stage, the active ingredients in our supplements build up so they can get to work quickly.

Subscribe today and save 50% for the first two months and 30% every month thereafter. Use the code SAVENOW** at checkout.

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