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Devil's Claw for my cat

dandaman
May 18th, 2006, 10:32 AM
My cat suffers from arthritis and a "irritated" knee (to put it in the vet's terms). They prescribed one painkiller/anti-inflammatory that made my cat vomit at least twice/day. :yuck:

I have a new prescription now that's liquid form in addition to a pill to coat her stomach.

A friend who's into natural remedies suggested Devil's Claw and Glucosamine.

I've read 250mg of Glucosamine is a good dose, but I have no idea how much Devil's Claw to give. Anybody know? :confused:

BMDLuver
May 18th, 2006, 10:37 AM
One should always contact an Hollistic Vet prior to decided to add something else of a medicinal purpose to one's pet's diet. Some Hollistic choices can counteract prescribed medicine. Also, discuss with your vet, as many vet's are open to hollistic alternatives.

dandaman
May 18th, 2006, 10:41 AM
I was actually planning on stopping the prescribed medication after the 10 days are up. I don't want her on these long-term because they're harmful to the stomach.

I'll talk to my vet about it next time I'm in, but I'm not sure if they're into holistic remedies or not.