This is Dr. Cynthia. Thank you for contacting us. I am credentialed as a cat specialist, but I do all animals. Dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals. I have over 30 years clinical experience with a degree in animal nutrition also. I will try to help with your concerns on here. The system will automatically offer an option for a phone call. Just ignore the offer or decline. I cannot do phone calls. Please understand that this is a consulting site only. Without a proper physical examination we cannot by law issue a prescription for medication or make a definitive diagnosis for your pet. Based on the information that you provide we can evaluate your situation and advise you on home care and treatment, or determine if it would be best to see your local veterinarian.
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Did Sadie actually have a new hip inserted or she had the ball of the hip removed and now has a “false joint”?
Sadie may have strained or sprained the area aggravating and causing pain. Keeping her things close, food, water, box so that she does not have to climb and jump will allow the hip to return to a non painful state. Rest is going to do more to reduce inflammation in the joint. There are also anti-inflammatory medications now called meloxicam that act like ibuprofen in people.
It is prescription and must be gotten from your veterinarian. You should not use ibuprofen in cats.
If you confine to rest for 2-3 weeks she may return to normal without medication. You can also use one baby aspirin (81mg) ONCE EVERY 3RD DAY. So twice weekly only for 2-3 weeks.
Hope this helps, we try to answer your questions and concerns as best we can on this site without the benefit of a proper physical examination. Please appreciate that it is always advisable to seek local veterinary care if possible. Let me know if there is anything further I can help you with. Thanks so much, and kind regards!
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