Cortaflex for Cats

Cortaflex is a joint supplement that's commonly sold in the UK. This supplement contains smaller molecules of two common joint supplements that are sold in the US, namely Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Cortaflex is also enhanced with several other amino acids and a few vitamins. It's available in liquid, capsule, powder and pellet form and it's considered to be a good nutrient supplement for both cats and dogs suffering from joint problems.

How Does Cortaflex Help Your Cat?

As pets age, their joints weaken due to wear and tear of the cartilage. This gives rise to symptoms of arthritis such as painful or swollen joints, decreased mobility and inability to climb stairs. Cortaflex helps repair cartilage and increases overall joint health. Since it contains smaller molecules of Glucosamine and Chondroitin, it's also readily absorbed by the cat's body. Pets showing signs of joint problems or young pets that are extremely weak generally benefit from these supplements.

Ingredients in Cortaflex Include:

  • Yeast culture
  • Dextrose-Hyaluronic Acid
  • L-Alanine
  • L-Arginine
  • Aspartic Acid 
  • Pyridoxine HCL

Dosage and Administration

Before administering any new supplements to your cat, it's important to conduct a vet check to screen the cat for any possible underlying diseases. You could also discuss the benefits of administering supplements like Cortaflex with your vet. As a general guideline, a cat with healthy weight should be given 1 gram or a quarter measure of Cortaflex powder. The powder can be sprinkled over the cat's food. However, if you're using the pellet or capsule form, read the instructions listed on the package to administer the supplement in the appropriate manner.


Read and follow package instructions to avoid overdosing the cat. The supplement should be stored in a cool and dry place and should be safely kept away from both children and pets. Although this product is safe for use in cats and dogs, it isn't ideal for use in ruminants. Remember, the dosage for cats differs from the dosage for dogs. While most pets respond favorably to the supplement, some cats may not show signs of recovery. This is because each pet responds differently to any product. Cortaflex doesn't require a prescription but you must conduct a vet check before feeding this supplement to your cat, simply because the signs of joint disease may be associated with another disease. If your cat responds positively to the supplementation, you may have to administer Cortaflex for life. If you choose to stop the supplements, the symptoms may come back.


As a pet owner you need to make sure you do everything you can to keep your cat healthy and active. Although joint problems cause a lot of pain and discomfort, the cat should be taken on short walks to reduce stiffness of the joints and muscles. Litter boxes should be easily accessible and the cat should be able to enter and exit the box without any difficulty.

Since the cat's joints become very sensitive if the pet is suffering from joint disorders, make sure you buy good bedding that relieves some of the pressure exerted on the cat's joints when he is sleeping.