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I have a 20 year old cat, who is in excellent health aside from old age. Last week he started meowing incessantly in the morning. He sounds like he is in pain but when you pick him up and massage his body he does not cry out. He can still jump, eat, pee and poop. We think it may be a joint issue or maybe a pain issue. Do you have any helpful hints? I would really appreciate any insight you would have. Thank you for your time.

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May 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM

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Dear Angela,

You might want to take your cat to the veterinarian for an examination so you can get a diagnosis about the reason for the vocalization. If the cause is different than what you think I can help you with some additional options on how to help your cat feel better. Generally for older pets Arthro-IonX is a good choice for giving them comfort or for preventing the development of pain or stiffness. It also helps the body better utilize other supplements given. I would recommend some probiotics and a fish oil supplement. Be sure to have your veterinarian examine the mouth and make sure the type of food you are giving is appropriate. I will look forward to hearing from you with more information as it becomes available.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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