What are the options for kitty arthritis?
Our oldest gal, Boo, seems to have some arthritis. For the past few months we've noticed intermittant limping, in what seems to be her front left leg, mainly upon rising after a nap. It's not an impediment in her day-to-day activities, and she's healthy as a horse in every other way.
We're going to raise the issue at her physical which is coming soon, but I thought I'd ask here to see what others have done. I know the basic supplement options (glucosamine etc.) and we have given one of our arthritic cats Metacam in the past, but we do understand the risks involved with that medication. I'm mainly wondering what other medication options are available (analgesic or antiinflammatory)
Solomon - black DSH - king of kitchen raids (11)
Gracie - Mutterooski X - scary smart (9)
Jaida - GSD - tripod trainwreck and gentle soul (4)
Heidi - mugsly Boston Terrier X - she is in BIG trouble!!! (3)
Audrey - torbie - sweet as pie (11 months)
Patrick - blue - a little turd (but we like him anyways) (6 months)
Boo, our Matriarch (August 1 1992 - March 29 2011)