General information on Rickets
Rickets is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D. Because cats require only a small amount of Vitamin D as a daily allowance, it is a rare disease.
Symptoms of Rickets
Symptoms of Rickets in cats may include enlargement of the joints at the point where the ribs meet the cartilage of the sternum. In kittens, growth deformities such as bow legs, are characteristic.
Treatments for Rickets
Your vet can determine the nutritional needs of your kitten or adult cat. His treatment may include dietary changes that meet the nutritional requirements of your cat. He may also prescribe nutritional supplements.
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