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Thank you for the question.

I have no direct experience using it but have had a look at the information available. Cartrophen Vet is not approved for use in cats but vets are using it off-label (cascade system) in cats for the treatment of arthritis following owner consent. There seems to be very limited research overall:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2481039
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12779171

I could only find the two publications above looking directly at the veterinary literature. The following paper is the only one listed on the Cartrophen website:

http://www.cartrophen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Pentosan-polysulfate-as-a-disease-modifier-of-cartilage-degeneration-inexperimental-osteoarthritis_Journal-of-Arthrtitis.pdf

What is your experience?

Scott 🙂