Cats bear 60% of their body weight in their front limbs; thus, shoulder health is essential. The shoulder connects the front limbs to the trunk and provides support for the front half of the body. Disruption of the normal gliding of the shoulder joint results in pain. Without intervention, arthritis settles in the joint. Shoulder pain may not be obvious in stoic cats; other cats may limp on the affected leg. A healthy body weight is the best insurance to minimize joint inflammation in your cat’s shoulders. Anti-inflammatory medications, nutritional supplements, physical therapy and/or surgery may be recommended by your veterinarian to keep the shoulder joints strong and mobile.

Watkins Vet Clinic

415 School Ave. S
P.O. Box 189
Watkins, MN 55389
Phone: 320-764-7400
Fax: 320-764-7401

Kimball Vet Clinic

581 Linden Ave. E
P.O. Box 358
Kimball, MN 55353
Phone: 320-398-3600
Fax: 320-398-3601

Maple Lake Vet Clinic

500 East State Hwy 55
P.O. Box 340
Maple Lake, MN 55358
Phone: 320-401-1300
Fax: 320-401-1505

Litchfield Veterinary Clinic

1101 South Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: 320-693-6961
Fax: 320-693-4117

Lifelong Veterinary Clinic

905 Hwy 15 S
Hutchinson, MN  55350
Phone: 320-234-7400
Fax: 320-234-7401

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