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feline arthritis

July 24th, 2004, 08:58 AM
I have a beautiful long hair and he has recently been limping due to his front paw. I have checked it and there is nothing in it and believe due to his age he has arthritis, does anyone have any rememdies for this, can a cat take aspirin for the discomfort. He weighs believe it or not 23lbs. and has always been a big boy, I would appreciate some feedback.

July 24th, 2004, 09:13 AM

Please check for info on the site BEFORE posting

There is plenty of info if you just take a look.
Here are 3 major sources of info
and the grandaddy of all answered questions pages where the link below comes from

BTW - No aspirin for cats. That's in a pet tip on the site as well.

Here is a specific thread on arthritis

Thanks and good luck


July 24th, 2004, 10:04 AM
I have heard that there are natural vets out there that have remarkable results with arthritis. Homeopathy, acupunture, massage all for dogs.

Lucky Rescue
July 24th, 2004, 10:43 AM
How old is this cat? Since you diagnosed it yourself, I think a vet visit is a good idea in case the limping is caused by something else entirely.