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Movement & Agility Problems in Cats Print E-mail

Movement & Agility Problems in Cats - Movement in animals is made possible by the use of the bone and muscular system, the musculoskeletal system. This system is supported by a system of cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

Cats have an excellent body structure and musculoskeletal system. Their body structure gives them great agility, flexibility and the ability to jump and land without injury; this makes them excellent hunters. However, changes to this musculoskeletal system caused by accidents or diseases can drastically reduce a cats ability to move properly.

This section describes the some of the more common problems that can affect a cats musculoskeletal system including arthritis, dislocations, bone fractures, lameness, paralysis and spondylosis.

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