Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Doctor 4 Paws Liquid Joint Support For Cats

When Your Cat Starts To Show Stiffness In The Joints

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Recently I purchased a liquid joint support supplement for my older kitty cat. She is not as active as she once was and was starting to show signs of arthritis in her back leg. So, I decided to try a non-prescription glucosamine and chondroitin product to see if I could ease her discomfort a little. 

I needed to find one that cats did not seem to shy away from because of taste or smell. My old kitty is pretty picky about food. I knew a tablet was out of the question for her (and me!) so, a product that could be mixed in her food was going to work the best. I read the reviews carefully looking for people who also had a picky eater to see if their cats would take the supplement fairly well. 

I finally found one that people seemed to be pleased with and ordered it for my kitty cat. I'm pleased to say that she takes it very well when mixed in her food. It does seem to be helping her a little. She doesn't seem quite so stiff and she has become a little more active than before I started giving her the supplement. 

This Liquid Joint Support comes in a bottle with a pump that actually gives you 1 dose per pump. I liked that idea a lot! No guessing as to whether I had the correct amount or not. Well, that sounded good anyway. The pump worked for about a week before it seemed to freeze up and wouldn't pump anymore. Oh bummer!

The pump issue seems to be something many people encounter with this product when you look at the reviews. In my humble opinion, the company needs to come up with a better design for the pump or come up with a solution or directions for the amount that should be given each day. I will say that the pump not working has not deterred my giving her the daily dose. By the time the pump stopped working, I had a pretty good feel for how much to put into her food. Now, I just "eyeball" it each morning and go on. I can do that because the top of the bottle screws off and I can just pour the amount on top of her food and mix it up.

I do like the product and most importantly my cat will take it. She has shown improvement in her flexibility. I will continue to use the product but do wish that the company would come up with a better plan for measuring the doses from the bottle.

If you have a dog instead of a cat that is showing signs of arthritis in their joints, Doctor 4 Paws also has a product with the same ingredients for your canine friend. 




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5 comments:

  1. I'll have to tell my brother about this product, Bev. He has 3 cats and all of them are getting older. Glad to hear it's beginning to help your kitty cat.

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  2. Good to know there's a glucosamine product for cats that has good user reviews. I did have one elderly cat years ago that might have benefited from a product to help his joints. I hope your kitty continues to improve.

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  3. How wonderful that you have found a supplement that can give your kitty back some of her "bounce" and "spring". It is especially hard to figure out what our pets need since they can't actually tell us. I did laugh as I was reading and envisioned trying to give a cat a pill. Not something I would even be willing to try with my grandkitties.

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  4. Wow, you know I would not have thought about my cat or dog getting of having joint issues. Why? I don't know. But now that I read this I can see where one of my cats may have benifitted from such a product. Thanks for a great review Bev, if I ever have another cat, I will remember this for sure.

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  5. I can really relate to your not wanted to try to force a pill down your cat's throat. Sarah was still around when I had a sick cat and she did it, since it was her cat. The liquid you can mix with food is definitely a better solution for both kitty and her her person.

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