|Purred: Thu May 3, '12 5:20pm PST |
|Hi Lillian and mom!
I am 13 and have only one front leg. I have really bad arthritis in that leg and it was failing, I couldn't stand up in my litter box. We have a family friend who is a vet and since it was a Saturday, late when this happened we called her instead of our regular vet. She prescribe Metacam, which my regular vet continues to prescribe now. Both vets agree it is hard on the kidneys, but if you don't have kidney issues and your vet checks your levels regularly, well, obviously we think it is okay. I also take two Glyco-Flex II treats daily. These treats have glucosamine and other natural ingredients that help with inflammation.
My mom has arthritis too, very bad, she knows the pain it causes and doesn't want me to suffer so she opts to give the Metacam, daily at a very, very low dose to help me manage the pain. I also have a heated bed, which I LOVE!
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