Polyarthritis in a Highland fold

Species: Cat
Breed: Highland fold
Gender: Male
Age: 4 YO

Clinical case:

Highland fold is a feline breed with genetic predisposition to develop osteochondrodysplasia. Harold was visited for gait problems. He was feeling severe pain in multiple joints (carpus, tarsus, knee) and in the cervicothoracic spine tract too.

Therapy: The first three weeks Harold had 6 sessions of MLS® Laser Therapy: three sessions on the first week, two sessions on the second and the last one on the third week. The maintenance program is going to be continued with two treatments per month. The programs used were "back pain" for the column and "chronic arthritis" for the joints.

Today Harold walks normally and has 2 sessions per month as a maintenance program.

Courtesy of Dr. Roberta Burdisso, Physiotherapy Service Director at CHV, Fregis, Paris