How to keep your aging cat active and playful
Whheeeeeeehhhhh! I’ll bet you didn’t know I was so acrobatic. I love to leap, jump, and climb on things. You might be wondering, “How does Daisy stay so limber when she is 11 years old?!?” I’ll tell you!
Sometimes even I can’t believe all the stunts I do! If I could, I would join the circus as a Trick Cat. I’ve always loved heights and I’m a fearless jumper. But as I got older, my Mommeh noticed me slowing down a little. I didn’t want to tell her, but my joints were getting a little bit painful. So I started taking a joint supplement for cats. Don’t worry, I don’t mind taking it because it tastes delicious! Within a few weeks, I was feeling much much better!
At first I took Cosequin for Cats. It’s a pretty pink capsule that your mom or dad opens up and sprinkles onto your food. It tastes good! Lately I have been taking Joint Chewys for Cats instead. I like those even better because they’re just like eating a tasty, chewy treat. The only downside is that my brother Harley’s picture is on the front of the bag. When Harley sees me eating a Joint Chewy, he likes to say “Oh DAISY! I see you are taking my medicine!!!!” Usually I just ignore him, on account of he didn’t invent this supplement, he just modeled for it.
By the way, these Joint Chewys contain glucosamine, MSM and omega 3 fatty acids, which supports healthy functioning of the joints and connective tissue, while antioxidants work to reduce inflammation and free radical formation.
As you can see, I still have perfect jumping form, and I can jump in any direction. You probably think that Harley is a good jumper, too, but you would be wrong. I am the only expert jumper in this family. Harley prefers to race around on the ground like a madman, but he almost never climbs or jumps on things. Although he certainly does get on my nerves!
There you have it! Staying spry even at age eleven is as easy as chewing up some treats.
How do you keep your joints healthy?