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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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I am glad to hear Ginger is doing well.

Originally Posted by mikischo View Post
I wasn't even aware that Cartrophen could be used for cats. Had I known about this when my Mickey was alive I would have tried it. He suffered from severe arthritis particularly during the last two years of his life. I did use the liquid Glucosamine/Chontroitin/MSM but found its benefits to be limited.

that the Cartrophen works well for your Ginger-cat.

You are right, it has not been approved for use in cats, but vets prescribe it anyways. It is metabolized in the liver and therefore regular blood work should be taken and liver functions should be monitored very closely. It should not be used for long term due to the possible affects on the liver.
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