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My cat doesn't seem to be in pain, but I'm not really sure

My elderly mother has an elderly cat (technically mine) who is not so steady on her paws these days. She can get about, but walks with duck feet at the front and very stiff back legs - doesn't look ...
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Is Rehmannia safe for dogs? Is it effective for arthritis?

Our 8 year old dog - a suspected doberman/labrador mix - has recently been diagnosed with arthritis in his back and rear legs. Our veterinarian has prescribed Rimadyl, which has seemed to help his ...
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Elderly next door neighbor and her elderly dog aggression issues

My next door neighbor lives alone and I would guess that she is in about her mid to late 60's. She has a husky who is 13 years old. As of about 2 weeks ago, it came to my attention that her dog has ...
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Are there sure signs I can see my cat might have arthritis?

So I've been having some issues with my 16 years old cat peeing on the floor around her litter and it has been suggested that she might be having arthritis problems. Hence my question, Are there ...
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Cat stopped burying poop in litterbox

My 15 year old cat, who has arthritis, has stopped burying her poop in the litterbox. Shes had arthritis for a few years and she's always buried her poop but has stopped doing so for a couple of ...
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How can I help a arthritic cat who is peeing outside of the box?

My 14 year old cat was diagnosed with arthritis last August over the pelvic area and spine. Unfortunately for the past month he has been peeing all over the place. I have tried all sorts of things to ...
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What are the considerations for metacam vs aspirin for a rabbit in longterm therapy

A recent comment on How to give aspirin to a rabbit? brought up the topic of Metacam (Meloxicam) vs Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid) for long-term pain management in rabbits with arthritis or other age-...
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How do I choose an Omega-3 supplement for an elderly dog?

I've read that it is recommended to give Omega-3 to elderly dogs (especially ones with arthritis) (for example, here). My dog is a 15 years old female medium sized, mixed breed (probably mostly ...
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What are the risks to metacam with a cat?

My cat Ginger was recently diagnosed with arthritis. The vet gave us metacam for her, but I read on the web that the FDA has a black box warning to not give it to cats. What are the risks and/or ...
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How can I help an older cat with arthritis?

Ginger is an 11 year old spayed female cat who is slightly overweight (and has been more severely overweight previously so still carries the extra skin). She's recently been walking stiffly around ...
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What will help an aging dog with arthritis?

I've got a black lab going on 12 yrs. She seems to enjoy her walks and can still run, but in the mornings she seems particularly stiff and can sometimes stumble or walk with a limp. She's having a ...
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