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can I give my cat 1/2 baby aspirin for arthritis shes an older

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can I give my cat 1/2 baby aspirin for arthritis she's an older cat?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Justin replied 7 years ago.
No. I would not recommend it. Aspirin has a very narrow margin of safety in cats, and the dosing/frequency we give it is not adequate for pain relief. There are other treatments for arthritis I'd recommend. These include glucosamine/chondroitin supplements, anti-inflammatories (Metacam), and opiods (Buprenex, tramadol). I would recommend talking to your vet about her condition, so they can place her on the appropriate medications.
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