I purchased this product for arthritis in my cats spine, she has actual heat spots you can feel along the spinal area the vet pointed out. After several months on the Duralactin I noticed a difference and the area was not as warm. I am going to continue this treatment with her.
My 14-year-old cat is clearly feeling a lot better on this antiflammatory product--he is much mellower and less temperamental and is moving more easily, even zipping up to the top of the cat tree occasionally. He's OK with the taste (doesn't try to spit it out). This is a milk product and so it leaves a little film on the oral syringe--a high-quality oral syringe, one that is easy to clean and doesn't stick, is essential. (I found one at a drugstore that comes with a cleaning brush and a device that nests in the bottle top so you can invert the bottle to fill the syringe--pricey but worth it for the ease of use.)
I am so glad that my vet recommended this product! My cat is almost 14 and suffering from kidney disease and bad arthritis.
I only had him on Metacam at first for the pain. Now I have him on both Metacam and Durlactin, and the change is dramatic. He had always leaned a little towards being aggressive and the discomfort he was feeling was causing this to get out of hand. I also could not pick him up or pet him past his neck.
Since taking the Durlactin he has mellowed almost completely. I can pick him up and hold him and pet him the full length of his body. He was a little picky about the taste at first, but he got used to it. He will not take pills or anything that tastes terrible.
I recommend this to anyone with a cat with joint issues.
I do not write recommendations often. This product is making my cat's last months much more tolerable, and much more enjoyable for us as well.
THIS MEDICINE WORKS FANTASTIC! A VETERINARIAN RECOMMENDED IT FOR MY 6 YR. OLD CAT THAT HAS I.B.D. (irratable bowl disease) SINCE SHE HAS BEEN ON THIS SHE HAS HAD NO OUTBREAKS OF DIARRHEA OR VOMITTING FOR 2 YEARS!! I highly recommend this!!