Hi Dr. Wilson,
I have a 1 year old spayed Spynx cat named Phoebe. Almost 5 months ago Phoebe fell and fractured her femur. It required surgical repair with pins and wires along with crate rest for about 2 months. She was very mobile during this time. She had one of the pins removed and the surgeon told me her final xray was good and her leg healed perfectly. Phoebe quickly reverted back to her energetic self running and jumping like crazy, and playing with our other cat.
About a month ago I noticed a change in her behavior. She stopped running, and seemed to really struggle to jump onto things. Then one morning she began to limp, favoring the leg she'd previously broken. I took her to the vet, where they did bloodwork and an xray of the leg, both of which were normal. The vet did a physical exam and told us that Phoebe had developed arthritis, which apparently is not uncommon after an injury like hers. So the vet put her on Dasuquin. She has been taking it for 25 days, and at first she was very lethargic, and would only stand up to use the litter box and to eat. Within the past week she's been much more lively and has been walking around much more, although she still won't run or jump. This morning she seemed to be limping very slightly. So, I'm really hoping that the Arthro-Ionx will give her some relief. Phoebe is such a young cat to be having these problems and I just want her to feel better. Most of the testimonials on the website are from owners of elderly cats. Do you think that Arthro-Ionx will benefit a young cat like Phoebe? I also wondered if you would recommend using it in conjunction with the Dasuquin. I'm also asking our veterinarian her thoughts as well. Thank you so much for your time.
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