Q. My cat was recently diagnosed with moderately severe arthritis in her front arms in the elbow n wrist region. She is taking adequan for it pill form.

A. Adequan is a preferred treatment for arthritis in cats. There are also some other treatments that can be used along with Adequan such as:

1) Therapeutic diets : Medi-Cal; Royal Canin Mobility Support and Hill's Prescription Diet j/d) that contain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA),

2) Joint supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin

The Royal Canin diet also contains green-lipped mussel extract. Some data have been published indicating these diets may have beneficial effects in cats with arthritis such as improved mobility and decreased pain.

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