So yesterday Bubba spent the day at the vet.
His blood work and urine both looked good. Yay!
So maybe it’s the stress of losing his best friend combined with increased arthritis pain.
Anyway, he’s taking Cosequin, which is glucosamine and chondroitin.
I also have a 3 day supply of Onsior, a post-operative pain reliever. He’ll take it for three days and I’ll see if there’s any improvement. If so, we’ll have an answer. He took his first dose last night and I do already see some improvement.
The downside for Onsior is that it’s not for long-term use.
My vet one possible treatment option is Adequan. While not approved for use in cats, it is regularly used off-label for cats with joint pain.
Of course the first article I read said Adequan is made from cow tracheas. That hurts. Do I jump on the bandwagon and turn a blind eye to the misery of cows in order to help Bubba?
Have any of you used Adequan? What kind of results did you see?