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Friend, if Katie is becoming stiff this is likely a sign of arthritis. As you may already know arthritis is inflammation in the joints. If she has position herself with her legs slightly hanging off the pillow this will not create any pressure on the hip joints, she should be fine. Allow her to position herself the best way she finds comfort. Finally, if you haven't already I would start her on a supplement called Cosequin (glucosamine) long term, this will help by promoting the production of joint fluid. You can buy this over the counter in your local pet store or online, give at label dose.
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