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.






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

  2. Thanks for the update Rumpy. Bubba is in our thoughts and heart. Sending healing energy.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

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