Mobility problems in cats are not well recognised conditions1. They are, however, more common than you think, with 80% of felines over 12 years of age2 suffering from mobility issues.
The most common clinical signs of mobility problems are lifestyle and behavioural changes, such as a reduced ability or willingness to jump up or down from heights; increased sleep; less interaction with their owners and other cats; difficulty going up or down stairs; problems negotiating the litter box and poor grooming. Yet owners frequently don’t realise that their cat is suffering from joint problems, often interpreting the signs as old age.
Following the success of Prescription Diet™ Canine j/d, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has launched Prescription Diet™ Feline j/d which harnesses the principles of nutritional technology to provide dietary support for cats with mobility problems.
Specially developed with the Hill’s Advanced Mobility Formula™, Feline j/d is the only food clinically proven to maintain youthful mobility in cats by easing aching joints and preserving healthy cartilage. Its unique formula contains high levels of DHA, the omega-3 fatty acid that has been found to help ease aching joints, naturally, in cats.
Two aminoacids in Feline j/d, the L-carnitine and L-lysine, help maintain a healthy weight whilst, at the same time, building lean muscle mass for better muscular support around the joints. The natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate in the formula support cartilage repair.
In a preliminary study it was shown that half the cats fed Feline j/d improved in is as little as 28 days3.
Hill’s Prescription Diet™ Feline j/d is a complete, nutritious and tasty food that is available in 2kg bags as a dry formula.
The company will be helping owners to get their old cat back in just 28 days by putting Feline j/d to the test in a 28-day Challenge. For further information on Feline j/d or the 28-day Challenge, please contact your vet.
1 Hardie 1997
2 Hardie et al 2002
3 Hill’s research