I have two neutered boys, 12 and 10. I put them on this joint supplement at 10 and 8, and noticed a huge improvement in their hips and activity level after about a month of use. When we moved recently we ran out, and their reaction to not having it daily made it immediately apparent that this was a product that was keeping hem limber and spry. I had some overnighted from an alternate seller, and they perked back up in a week. I highly recommend this joint supplement for any senior cat. They both love the taste and eat theirs as "treats" every morning before breakfast.
One of the biggest challenges with my cat (most cats?) with a supplement is actually getting them to eat it! So, I was thrilled when I put them down the first day and she gobbled them up. However, unfortunately that only lasted a few days. Not sure if she grew tired of them or just figured out I actually wanted her to eat them and is being stubborn, anyway, now the only way I can get her to take them is if I "hide" them in wet food, and there are cheaper ones I can give to her that way.
a little background, i have an elderly kitty (she's 16), who was declawed early in life, my family adopted her when she was 2 and she was already spayed, declawed, and about 20lbs. she became my cat officially a few years ago, and since then ive tried to get her to loose weight bc i was worried she'd have a hard time when she's old (now). nothing worked, so she's now old and arthritic and has trouble with stairs, no longer jumps, etc. we started her on these just over a week ago and can already see a difference! she runs up stairs now and has taken a few smaller "jumps"! she LOVES taking her vitamins every day and she seems so much happier now! i wish i had found these sooner!
My sweet elderly girl has arthritis in her hips so she limps a little bit. For a good while she would just stay in my room sleeping because it would hurt her to walk around, but since giving her these she's been pretty active. She plays now, jumps, and is out and about more often. I do have to crumble these up for her though and hand feed her because she doesn't have any teeth to chew.
My vet recommended Cosequin for my old man kitty, but he stubbornly refused to take them. One sniff and then a stern look of “What Trick Do You Think You’re Pulling Here? So, I started giving them to my middle-aged kitty, who LOVED them. We had to break each cube up into pieces for her, as they are much too big and hard for a kitty to handle. But, she started puking every day about 4-6 hours after getting her daily Cosequin “treat.” As soon as we stopped giving these to her, the puking stopped. I can’t recommend these based on our experience.
Senior cat (16-18 yo?) was having trouble getting into her favorite chair and getting onto the couch and the bed for cuddles. She's been on these for about a week now (2 per day) and she is moving around much easier and with more confidence. She loves the taste of these little morsels. She spends more time moving about the house and has even joined me on the couch for a snuggle. I'm well pleased with the results so far.
O'Malley loves the taste and I love the fact that he is getting around, grooming himself and generally feeling much better. I noticed a difference within the first week and even though we are still in the administrative stage, I expect him to continue improving. He's an older cat (17 years) so it's nice to see the kitten in him again!!
He was starting to have some issues when jumping from chair to sofa arm and also up onto the bed. We started him on this supplement about 6 months ago and showed marked improvement within a few weeks. Also helps that he loves the taste. We just put it on the floor near his food each morning and it disappears quickly.
I have two 8 year old littermates. The boy will eat anything and he gobbles these up. The girl who doesn't like much won't touch them. Ironically, she's the one who needs this supplement the most. I'll continue to buy these for my boy though. He approves.
My cat, Willie, will be 15 years old soon. He was beginning to act like a crabby old man. I've been giving him Cosequin for about 4 months. He is back to jumping on the kitchen counters again for the first time in years.