When we got back from our two week vacation, we learned that Buddy had started horking several times per day once again. Before making the follow-up appointment to the specialist (for the endoscopy), we decided to stop giving him his Cosequin, just in case it was causing problems. Since then he hasn't horked once!
Buddy's been very much his usual self, lots of energy, worships the sun, insatiable need for tummy rubs and he eats like a horse. His super strong appetite has got me worried, but maybe I just need something to worry about. I'm thankful to have the horking gone and am hopeful it doesn't come back! Not sure what we will do for his achy joints now that we stopped the Cosequin.
Maybe it was just the form it was it because it can be strong and nasty. We use Vermont Naturals Hip and Joint Treats. It has the same active ingrident but seems to be easier on the tummy.ReplyDelete
We're glad that was the cause! We like Brian's idea of trying it in another form that might be easier on his tummy.ReplyDelete
Ditto what Brian said. That's a lovely picture of Buddy in his sun puddle!ReplyDelete
he sure looks comfy.....and we are sure glad the horking has come to an endReplyDelete
We suggest Brian's advice and using a natural remedy. Or maybe even cutting Buddy's cosequin dose in half or less. Maybe the dosage was too much for his tummy? Purrs...ReplyDelete
I use the same treats that Brian does and both my cats love it... And you can get a great deal on amazon.com if you buy 3 or 6 bags at a timeReplyDelete
Well, that nice sunpuddle can make a boy's joints feel pretty good too, especially when he's not horking!ReplyDelete
Aw, horking is no fun! we hope he's all better soon!ReplyDelete
Glad Buddy is horkless now. I HATE horking and I have a touch of arthritis but prefer to at least TRY to go without meds. So far so good even if I move a bit slower and have problems with stairs! Hope Buddy's enjoying the sun - that DOES feel good on aches and pains...ReplyDelete
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
All of us here hope Buddy is over his recent problems.ReplyDelete
Homeopathic remedy Rhus tox helps achy joints and it is safe to give and not expensive. Let us know if you need more info.ReplyDelete
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Glad that the horking stopped. That can be very disturbing.It's good that other recommended some options. This community is always good as a valued resource. There is always someone who has traveled down the same road and is always able to give advise.ReplyDelete
Glad you tried eliminating his medication. maybe the vet has a different one he can use for his joints that is better for his belly. His insatiable appetite? Could be he is just very hungry from when he was so ill and couldn't hold food down.ReplyDelete
I am so glad to hear he is doing better
Hope you had a great vacation!.
Poor Buddy - hopefully the whole spitting thing (sorry I hate that other word) is now over for the poor boy.ReplyDelete
That is interesting. We may try Brians suggestion at our houseReplyDelete