Glucosomine can take months to work. It has to rebuild. Take a look at Dr. Jean Hofve's page: http://www.facekitty.com/2009/04/arthritis-in-cats-holistic-tre.html for some interesting information, especially Creak-away. I was never happy with the ingredients of GlycoFlex, so never gave it to any cats.
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 3:39 AM, Tracey Shrout <dtshr...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all, I have a positive kitty, Abbey, who is about 5 years old. She is > very healthy except for having arthritis in her hip. I believe lack > of nutrition as a kitten caused the poor development of her bones. X-rays > showed her hip bone was very squared and was likely causing her limp. I > started her on GlycoFlexii chewable treats about 6 weeks ago. They have > glucosamine and other ingredients for joint support. Her limp hasn't > improved, and I think she may be in pain. I am so leary of putting her on > pain meds since she will surely have to be on them for life. I want to > start her out on the mildest possible meds. I don't think she'll let me > pill her either, that's why the soft chewables seemed to be ideal. She > doesn't have any teeth either...lost them all shortly after I got her. > Have any of you used anything that has no side effects that might work for > her? > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. <http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/<http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: http://www.no-killnews.com/ (see the right sidebar) Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially http://vimeo.com/48445902 Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat Allies' for how to respond: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537
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