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Cosequin for cats
« on: January 31, 2015, 08:24:09 AM »
I have started Mazy cat back on the cosequin full time, because she seemed to be having some trouble getting around.  I am noticing a lot of hesitancy when jumping down off of things.  She used to take the cosequin daily for bladder health but I stopped that long ago, just giving it to her twice a week for that.

So it's been a week since I started the daily dose and I am already seeing a difference in her movements! bananamiddlechild.

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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 07:57:30 PM »
I was wondering about her "movement," when you mentioned her using a step to get into your bed.  Seems she should be MUCH older for that sort of issue.  :(
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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 05:08:56 AM »
Mazy cat is 10 1/2.  And don't forget she ate a poor diet for 6 of those years.  She loves her step!

She can make long lateral jumps, but hesitates going up and coming down.

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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 10:18:47 AM »
I just didn't realize.  My apologies.  I am happy for her... and her new step!!!  :)
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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 04:10:01 PM »
Will you stop! HeadButt Apologize for what for pete's sake?  I don't mind answering any questions you ask, and you often bring greater insight when you ask!   kissyou

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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 01:50:34 PM »
I don't know if this will be any clearer.  I "mumble" in posts, as much as I do... when talking in person!  lol

My apology was... feelings of "awwww" for precious Mazy having to need a step, at such a young age.  I guess (not realizing) I assUmed her physical abilities were comparable to mine, that are in her age range.  They have pretty much the same time line of kibble damaging history... but there is many other differences.  My brain just didn't compute that.  :)
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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2015, 03:05:08 PM »
Mazy cat has had a lot of health challenges, that last year of daily puking, and the subsequent struggle with her digestion I am sure has taken it's toll,  or maybe she is genetically predisposed to arthritis,  I don't know.  The cosequin is helping though.  She is starting to leap to the table for meals from her favorite launch again, something I haven't seen her do for the past 6 months at least. I wondered if there were vision problems, but she has no trouble following something dragged during Games. She invented her favorite Drag (me) and Chase (her) toy by chewing a peacock feather in half.  She likes the bottom half.

And the fact that she is leaping from the curved scratcher again makes me think it is definitely some arthritis.  I don't think almost 11 is young for it, really. It's past middle age after all.  I've had arthritis since I was in my 20s.

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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 08:53:40 AM »
How long before you noticed the improvement in her movements? 

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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2015, 08:55:38 AM »
I found this info... if anyone is wondering about Cosequin.

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Cosequin is a nutritional supplement that helps cats maintain healthy joints.  Cosequin's active ingredients include glucosamine and chondroitin, and it can have a positive impact on joint health, while avoiding the side effects that can sometimes accompany prescription drugs.

Is there a particular brand that you recommend?


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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2015, 10:01:05 AM »
How long before you noticed the improvement in her movements? 



I noticed improvement after 4 days, but now that it has been two weeks I am noticing much more improvement.  This was exactly the way it was with Ootay Angel, and she was about 11 1/2 when I first started her on cosequin for cats. The cosequin helped Ootay for many years but by the time she was 17, her arthritis was beyond it's help.  But it gave her improved quality of life for many years.

I found this info... if anyone is wondering about Cosequin.

Is there a particular brand that you recommend?




Cosequin is the brand, it's made by NutraMax laboratories. Or maybe you mean which one?  I've never used the Dasequin, and they didn't have it when Ootay was alive. Not thrilled with avacado oil and soy.


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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 05:03:54 PM »
GREAT info for older and/or arthritic felines.  Thanks for sharing, MC!!
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Re: Cosequin for cats
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 02:31:44 AM »
Shadow has been on Cosequin for a long time, I did take her off of it for a few months, but needed to put her back on it. She does very well with it. :) Glad your kitty is doing well on it too  HeadButt
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