severe arthritis- I'm looking for info
My cat was rushed to the kitty ER last Sunday- he had lost all use of his rear leg and was having trouble controlling his bowels. X-rays showed and I quote, "the most severe case of arthritis I have ever seen in a cat." He also had a heart murmur and an enlarged heart, but that is another story. After then visiting his regular vet on Monday, I was told to give him 1/2 of a baby aspirin every other day. He now walks with a limp.
(I won't go in to how upset I am about this, as I had repeatedly told my vets (I moved to another state, so changed vets) that I thought he had weak rear legs and was having some strange things going on with his tail- and not once did anyone offer an x-ray...and now to know he's had this awful arthritis and living in pain, etc)
Anyway, I'm looking for folks with kitties in similar situations. Have you supplemented your cat with anything? Changed his/her diet? Vitamins? General care or tips are appreciated. He is about 10-12 years old.
Thanks so much.