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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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my name is ***** *****, and it's about my cat haiti. she is 17.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Please tell me how I can help you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have a 17 year old cat with very arthritic hips. she was on steroids for awhile last year, but it got costly, and the vet was worried about her liver, so we took her off it. she has been howling a lot. she is also losing her hearing, so we were told that could be why. i wanted to try treating her with T-arnica drops to help the pain. i know it's best to go to the vet, but i don't have $200+ at this moment to take her in, but want to help her. do you know if people have had success treating cats with t-arnica for pain/inflammation?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry, no, I'm not a naturopath but, instead, an allopathic vet. I'll opt out which will give a naturopathic vet the opportunity to enter this conversation.