Hypothyroidism may occur
in aged cats especially in cats that are aged more than ten years.
A survey reveals that about two per cent of the aged cats may mostly
reveal the signs of hypothyroidism.
In such cases, fibromyalgia occurs. The weakened
cats may receive the radioiodine injection with a special type of
iodine preparation and such treated cats may show signs of recovery
in few months.
Abnormal sleep pattern due to so many factors in case of cat species
may result in the development of fibromyalgia and
in the affected animals, the cats develop weakness and hence, the
ones with such muscle related disorder often reveal restricted movements
of the body.
Cats with such affections often have the bowel movements in a disturbed
manner due to less activity witnessed in these animals.
The tender point examinations as noticed in case of human beings
affected with fibromyalgia are still to find advancements
in the animal fields. Affected animals may have increased signs
of discomforts especially after the sleeping hours.
There are different medications now available and these are useful
to provide the remedial measures in cats affected by such muscle
Some times, injection with the cortico steroids
may help in getting the proper relief from these muscle related
Painkillers that does not cause interruption in the gastric
and intestinal mucous membranes are to be chosen whenever
the disorder is encountered in case of the cats.
If not, the cat may get affected by severe ulcerations
and hence, bleeding may occur in the gastro intestinal
tract. Hence, one has to be more careful in the treatment of the
It is to be borne in mind that in the cats or man, this disorder
is related to the muscles and ligaments. Tendons are not affected
in this disorder.
Fibromyalgia and cat health are related in so
many ways. The linkage between fibromyalgia and cat health
should not be underestimated, always.
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