No jumping on and off the sofa and no jumping up on 2 legs or dancing. Jumping is a high impact activity. Many injuries are often caused when a pet jumps off something, and not necessarily a great height. We also see many dogs jumping up at their owner to get attention and that’s may seem ok when they fit and healthy. But if there is an injury then putting their body weight through just 2 legs can delay healing or cause additional problems.
Is your cat less active now simply because of old age, or could they be suffering from osteoarthritis? The early identification of the degenerative joint condition, osteoarthritis (OA) in cats isn’t always straight forward but it is very important that cat owners spot this disease early to minimise its debilitating effects and provide the best quality of life.