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The Latest on Bubba

Bubba has now had 5 Adequan shots.

How is he doing?


Does this tell you anything?


This was taken this morning. Bubba comes out with the rest of the gang at meal time, and actually eats some with the community. He then retires to Jen’s bedroom where he’s fed separately from the others to ensure he’s not stressed and getting plenty to eat.

Bubba is not fearful as he was before Adequan. He’s more relaxed, and less argumentative with the other kitties.

And to think he’s got 3 more initial shots to go! Dare I hope for yet more improvement?

I just knew I was going to have to say good-bye to him, and now look at him!

I just knew I was going to have to say good-bye to him, and now look at him!

A reminder that Adequan is not approved for use in cats. This is an off-label use of the medication. But more vets are choosing to use Adequan with cats suffering from arthritis, especially since there are so few pain medication options available.

And at approximately $25 a shot, it’s a reasonably affordable option.

Adequan is administered as two shots per week for 4 weeks, with a booster shot once per month. It was originally developed as a drug for horses, and then approved for use in dogs.

I just wish the drug was approved for use in humans.






About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


44 thoughts on “The Latest on Bubba

  1. Bubba you look good my friend….I hope you’re feeling less pain and enjoying life more now that you’re getting some treatments….shots aren’t fun but if they help then YAY! Sending you major purrrrrrrs my friend….

    Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | April 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
  2. That is very good news!!! 🙂

    Posted by marina kanavaki | April 22, 2014, 6:05 AM
  3. You are lookin g very good Bubba – fingers and paws crossed for you

    Posted by Jill Spain | April 22, 2014, 6:24 AM
  4. Bubba, that is the best news!

    Posted by Animalcouriers | April 22, 2014, 6:37 AM
  5. Thanks for the update Rumpy. Bubba is in our thoughts and heart. Sending healing energy.

    Posted by cgp & the terrible trio of felines (Raleigh, Rikki and Triss) | April 22, 2014, 6:43 AM
  6. just saw it on insta too 😉 Bubba will you marry me??

    Posted by 10eveningflowers | April 22, 2014, 7:09 AM
  7. This is such great news!

    Posted by raisingdaisy | April 22, 2014, 8:16 AM
  8. Hooray for Bubba!! I’m so glad he is feeling better.

    Posted by Dennis Rogers | April 22, 2014, 8:37 AM
  9. So glad your vet tried it. I know what it’s like to make a trip to the vet thinking it’s the last one and coming home with hope. They may get old but we don’t love them less even if they are more work.

    Posted by katecrimmins | April 22, 2014, 8:42 AM
  10. That’s wonderful news!

    Posted by Bernadette | April 22, 2014, 9:02 AM
  11. I’m glad to hear that Bubba is feeling better and the medication is working. The pain from arthritis is awful and would make anyone grouchy and want to be left alone.

    Posted by Hi folks. It's BJ Pup | April 22, 2014, 9:06 AM
  12. I’m glad it worked and to see Bubba today is like a gift :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | April 22, 2014, 9:09 AM
  13. On the first picture, Bubba looks smiling! I’m glad to hear that he now seems to hang out with the other kitties!!! I hope that his medication contunues working well!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | April 22, 2014, 9:26 AM
  14. Interesting! And I am so glad he is doing well with it, and hope he continues to do so!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | April 22, 2014, 9:28 AM
  15. I’m happy to hear good news about Bubba! I hope he keeps improving.

    Posted by paigeandspaniels | April 22, 2014, 9:51 AM
  16. So glad to hear the ever good looking Bubba is responding. And, I hear you about wishing it was approved for humans. Arthritis is no joke.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | April 22, 2014, 9:58 AM
  17. Rumpy – glad to hear this! Is it being administered sub-q or intramuscular?

    Posted by RAHUSKY | April 22, 2014, 10:18 AM
  18. Thank you for passing along this wonderful news, Rumpy! I wish I had something that would help with my arthritis! But Bubba being better is the most important thing. I know Jen is relieved as well.

    Posted by kanzensakura | April 22, 2014, 10:54 AM
  19. Great photos. I’m so happy to read the update on Bubba!!

    Posted by Moxie Reviews™ | April 22, 2014, 11:39 AM
  20. A joy to see. Go Bubba!

    the Chans

    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM
  21. Fab .. Good to see him with the others. Give him a pat for me please 🙂

    Posted by Julie's garden blog | April 22, 2014, 2:09 PM
  22. As we have said before, Phantom had good luck with the adequan shots. He did the initial round of two a week for a month and then went to once a month. We are now increasing it to every other week in the hopes that is will give him more comfort – he has really been sore for the past week. Vet said he can have it as often as Mom is willing to pay even if it is once or twice a week. Glad to hear it is helping Bubba.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by The OP Pack | April 22, 2014, 2:36 PM
  23. Looking good, Bubba. So happy you’re feeling better. Mom wants to know where she can line up for the human shots.

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | April 22, 2014, 3:51 PM
  24. So glad to hear he is looking and feeling so much better and great to hear a success story with an off-the-label drug. Hopefully Bubba’s story can help some other furfriends find another option in the future 🙂

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | April 22, 2014, 5:03 PM
  25. what great news…hope Bubba keeps improving

    Posted by Jo Bryant | April 22, 2014, 5:23 PM
  26. This is GREAT news!!! Hope things keep improving!
    Marty and Mom

    Posted by Marty the Manx | April 22, 2014, 8:39 PM
  27. I have my 11-year-old dog on a canine arthritis med. Hope Bubba feels better soon! All animals deserve long, healthy lives.

    Posted by Alejandro De La Garza | April 23, 2014, 12:17 AM
  28. Paws up for this treatment. We lost a bouvier because there was nothing available at that time ( and what there was, he just couldn’t tolerate. It was so difficult.) So happy about this working. So far, so good. YEA!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | April 23, 2014, 5:33 PM
  29. Yow Bubba me iz hopin da meddycashun will werk fer ya! Ya lookz bettur n it soundz like ya iz happier too!
    We lubz ya sweetboy Rumpy ❤
    Nylableu n Sherriellen Mum xoxoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | April 24, 2014, 1:06 PM
  30. What great news, he’s looking sassy!

    Posted by Candace | April 26, 2014, 5:08 PM
  31. So glad to hear that Bubba is doing much better. He’s looking chipper. 😉

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | April 26, 2014, 10:11 PM


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