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    Cheap place for arthritis meds for my kitty?

    We took our cat to the vets a few months back because of an inflamed lump on her arm (turns out it was her tracking chip). They did a general check up and says she has arthritis in her hips - so we got the meds for a couple of months but it's so damn expensive to keep it up. Our cat doesn't seem to be much different without it (sleeps/chills all day but still plays with toys)...but of course pets can't tell you how much pain they are in!

    Are there any cheap websites which sells them?

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    if they are priscription drugs from the vet you'll have to get a prescription from the vet and order from these

    [url]www.vio-vet.co.uk[/url]
    [url]www.petmeds.co.uk[/url]

    the prescription from the vet will be around £7 ish but it will last 3 months i think (or it could be 6 i cant remember) these sites are alot cheaper even with the charge

    [url]www.petmeds.co.uk[/url]

    My cat had the dog version as apparently it was cheaper for some reason from the vets but the same (cat version is only recently licensed or something).

    I know this sounds a bit bizarre but try your local pharmacy. One of my friends used to work in one when her dog was diagnosed with arthritis, for 2 months she bought the tablets from the vets which were about £30 a month at the time. The pharmacist found out and told her that for every tablet prescribed by a vet there is an adult alternative, animals just need to take a smaller dose. Her dog then lived on whatever tablet it was for the rest of her life and the costly sum of around £2.50 a month.

    I don't know if all pharmacists will do this, but worth a try if you know the chemical name of the tablet your cat is on. Definitely worth a try if it's going to be so much cheaper too.

    Good luck!!

    mamboboy;7929107

    I was thinking that myself, shame I don't know any pharmacists! To be … I was thinking that myself, shame I don't know any pharmacists! To be honest I'd be a bit worried about giving my cat an overdose, but I will phone the vets tomorrow and find the name of it...although those ******s will probably say I need to take the cat for a checkup in order to get any info :xP.S. Thanks for the info peeps!



    Yes do be careful with the dosage and keep going for regular check-ups, not sure if it is the same medication as what my cat was on for arthritis but if it is then one of the side effects is kidney damage and once symptoms show themselves it is irreversible.

    Annie1508;7928288

    I know this sounds a bit bizarre but try your local pharmacy. One of my … I know this sounds a bit bizarre but try your local pharmacy. One of my friends used to work in one when her dog was diagnosed with arthritis, for 2 months she bought the tablets from the vets which were about £30 a month at the time. The pharmacist found out and told her that for every tablet prescribed by a vet there is an adult alternative, animals just need to take a smaller dose. Her dog then lived on whatever tablet it was for the rest of her life and the costly sum of around £2.50 a month.I don't know if all pharmacists will do this, but worth a try if you know the chemical name of the tablet your cat is on. Definitely worth a try if it's going to be so much cheaper too.Good luck!!



    Cats are allergic to paracetamol and drugs like that, dogs arent so you have to be extremely careful when looking at human meds for cats more so then dogs.

    adding olive oil to her/his food will help aswell and most cats like the taste
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