Feline Muscle Disease | Symptoms & Causes | Dr. Bill’s Pet Nutrition
Muscle diseases in cats are relativelyrare and range from minor to severe. Hello, I’m Doctor Bill Barnett. If you think your cat might have a muscle disease, symptoms you should look for include:a stiff, stilted gait, muscle swelling, muscle weakness, muscle pain exercise intolerance, regurgitation of food, and skin lesions such as in dermatomyositis. Muscle diseases can be present at birthor occur later in life, due to things like:nutritional imbalances, injuries, ingestion of poisonous substances, infections, parasites, and immune-mediated conditionsSome of the most important muscle disease include:Myopathies, Hypokalemic Polymyopathy, Tumors, Congenital diseases,Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis, Myasthenia Gravis, and Megaesophagus. If you suspect your cat has a muscle disease the best thing to do is visit your veterinarian. To learn more about feline muscle diseases read the full report on feline muscle diseases that accompanies this video. Click the optimum nutrition link forrecommendations about foods and supplements. That link will also take you to articles like optimum feline health;that explains how to help your cat livea long and healthy life as possible.