Arthritis & Diabetic.

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Cherish Gallagher, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Cherish Gallagher

    Cherish Gallagher Member

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    What do you guys give your older diabetic kitties to help with arthritis. Angel has been showing some signs recently. She will be 15 in April. She is regulated for the most part. Thanks!
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

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    I give my girls TDC. I started it at the recommendation of a dental specialist who speaks very, very highly of it. Everything I have read indicates that it is a great supplement for dental and joint health and other bonuses like muscle stamina and coat health.
     
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  3. Cherish Gallagher

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    Holy moly that’s expensive. Do you give 1 a day?
     
  4. Stephanie & Quintus

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    Onsior. The Best Pain Management Med for arthritis in cats according to my vet, who has a strong interest in treating chronic pain in animals. Better than metacam. Off-label, but you can go on for years, even with CKD (there's this study on NSAIDs long-term in cats, with and without CKD, no difference in outcome between the two groups). Quintus has been on it for... I don't know, 5 years now? I stopped two weeks during his diabetes month, and when I resumed he was a completely different cat (understand: MUCH better).
     
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  5. Stephanie & Quintus

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    Also, if arthritis is not too advanced, to preserve what cartilage is still around, cosequin or equivalent (think of it as "lubricant")
     
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  6. FurBabiesMama

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    You give 1 a day for 30 days to start then 1 every other day. That bottle has 120 in it, so it should last you 7 months (future bottles would last 8 months). Supposedly, the way it is absorbed makes it more effective than things like glucosamine.
     
  7. Phoebes

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    Phoebe is on gabapentin and bupe. Onisor when it gets really bad. I also give her canna. The gabapentin was prescribed with the IBD and pancr for inflammation. Bupe pain med for pancreatitis and severe arthritis
     
  8. Cherish Gallagher

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    Thanks guys!
     
  9. Noah & me (GA)

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    If the pain gets bad enough for Angel and she doesn't like pills or getting liquids check my profile for what I give Noah. Good luck Cherish and Angel.
     
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  10. Larry and Kitties

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    The manufacturer says three days max for Onsior
    https://www.onsior.com/dosage-and-administration-cats
    My Moxie has joint degradation. First she was on cosequin, then vet added gabapentin (50 mg twice daily), then added Adequan injection
     
  11. Stephanie & Quintus

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  12. Larry and Kitties

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    That is different than off-label since in the USA it says 3 days max. If the manufacturer said only for dogs (like Cerenia) then off-label would be to use for dogs. But to use longert than manufacturer says in against the label.
    However, I am not saying that using it more than the manufacturer recommends is not acceptable
     
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  13. JanetNJ

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    We did cosequine, dasuquin.... Didn't do much. ADEQUAN injections have been wonderful.
     
  14. Cherish Gallagher

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    Where do you buy it from? How expensive is it? Any side effects? :)
     
  15. Critter Mom

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  17. Wendy&Neko

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    Neko started with fish oil (omega 3) and glucosamine with MSM. As things got worse we went to Cartrophen (we don't get Adequan in Canada). I also tried Duralactin and hyaluronic acid (Hyaflex is one brand). More sussess with Duralactin. ECID. For pain management we did buprenorphine and periodic acupuncture, supplemented by me doing daily acupressure as the vet taught me to do. Bupe was a game changer in her QOL. She was a lot more mobile after her acupuncture treatments. The goal of the acupressure was to lengthen the time between treatments, which was about once a month.
     
  18. Bronx's dad

    Bronx's dad Well-Known Member

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    natural things: tumeric "golden" paste & fish oil
    meds: cosequin & adequan
     

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