Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Muffin is trying out Cosequin thanks to #ChewyInfluencer
As I have blogged about recently, Muffin has been having some issues walking down the stairs. She will do it, we have seen her down there from time to time, especially if I am spending too much time in the kitten room and she thinks it is time for us to go to bed, but she prefers not to.
When trying to figure out why this is happening, I took her to the vet and we had some x-rays done to see if she had arthritis. Nothing showed up on the x-rays, thankfully, but the vet definitely noticed a diminished range of motion for her and said she is developing it. Being that she is 14 years old, going on fifteen this year, it is pretty common for older cats. Jack is also showing signs of it.
When I saw that Chewy was offering Cosequin in the February Influencers offerings I jumped at the chance.
Muffin wasn't that into posing with the Cosequin because Fleurp was still finishing off the Solid Gold food we were also reviewing.
I think Muffin is actually glad that I'm finally giving her medication because when Jack and Fleurp get some they get a treat and she is constantly asking for one too, and I tell her that they get one for getting medicine. That girl likes her treats - but only the ones she like unlike some of my other cats who will eat anything.
The 30 count comes in two blister packs and is currently selling for $8.96 (about $0.30 a capsule). They also have an 80 count bottle for $16.60 ($0.21) and a 55 count bottle for $12.95 ($0.24)
Since Cosequin is a supplement, it can take a while to see the benefits of it. It is made up of a combination of manganese, glucosamine, and chondroitin which is beneficial for the cat's (and dogs and humans and horses) joints. They have also found that it is very helpful for bladder issues for cats too. Nutramax flavored the Cosequin so that you can open the capsule up and sprinkle it on the cat's food if you would like; many cats really like the flavor.
I'm not sure that Cosequin is going to help Muffin's involuntary tremors, but it will help with her joints, which can only help her feel better and make it easier for her to go down the stairs if she wants to do that.