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KnackeredMuchly Tue 11-Nov-14 17:08:24

Just taken my cat to the vet today and he has arthritis sad

He's had an on off limp for a month or two so I suspected, but yesterday he was in pain so we've taken him in.

He had luxating platellas (roaming knee caps) back when he was fat so it's probably been a product of that.

Unfortunately he has kidney/bladdet problems so vet is debating what anti inflamm/painkiller to put him on. Going to do a urine sample today see how they are currently functioning.

Poor puss sad

KnackeredMuchly Tue 11-Nov-14 17:09:39

I should say he's 8 or 9 years old. Can't remember!! blush

Any recommendations for supplements?

chockbic Tue 11-Nov-14 17:12:21

Green mussel? I think has been mentioned.

Keep his weight down to ease the pressure on those joints.

cozietoesie Tue 11-Nov-14 17:28:08

Poor lad. Did they give him some pain meds as an interim solution to help his immediate issue?

KnackeredMuchly Tue 11-Nov-14 17:57:28

No they haven't. Their standard injection of Metacam he has had a reaction to before and they're reluctant to try another without his urine sample. He is better today than yesterday (no growling!)

KnackeredMuchly Tue 11-Nov-14 17:59:20

His weight has been fine for about 5 years now. My Dad's dog is on green lipped mussel. Didn't know you could use it for cats too

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