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I have a 15 lb cat that hurt s leg years ago and now cannot

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Customer: I have a 15 lb cat that hurt his leg years ago and now cannot walk on it. He is in bad shape is there something I can do to help his pain.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I think he jumped down off a a seat and may have hurt it worse.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry your boy is having trouble.

Many times when there s an injury the limb becomes arthritic.

Cats cannot take human OTC's but there are ways you can help.

He can take a glcosimine supplement:

http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/products-by-health-type/by-type/joint-bone-animal-health-products/what-is-dasuquin

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_arthritis___joint_disease_cent.html

www.catinfo.org

Canned food is also excellent for arthritis. You can add one eighth of a teaspoon of turmeric every day. It is an anti-inflammatory.

You can make warm compresses by adding raw rice to a sock, tie the top and warm in microwave. Apply for 3 minute intervals. Gentle massage will help because it brings fresh blood to the surface.

Please let me know how he is doing.

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Terri

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