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Can anyone recommend any good natural remedies for arthritis in small dogs. My dog is on two arthritis medications Novox and Tramadol and I would like to replace them with more natural remedies.
I was wondering if anyone has found any successful arthritis meds for senior dogs other than the rx rimadyl? My vet said that I could give mine 1/2 tab of aspirin a day.I don't know how effective that will be. I am just worrying about her kidneys/liver because she will be 14 years in April. She's a mixed border collie/chow chow weighing 75#. She's, also, my first "child" and loved so much. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
NO! Dogs can't metabolize ibuprofen (advil). You can give him tylenol for a short time, but he will be much better off with an anti-inflammatory from your vet. I had two dogs that ended up with severe arthritis. The first took rimadyl daily for 5 of his 13.5 years due to hip displaysia. The last couple of years we switched to deramaxx when the symptoms got more severe. BIG difference with the deramaxx, but it's more expensive.
As a traditionally trained veterinarian with several years additional training and experience in holistic natural therapies, I have found that certain natural pet vitamin supplements provide safe and effective arthritis pain relief for arthritic dogs that are also affected with thyroid and kidney issues. Various combinations of Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitan Sulfate, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids are safe and extremely effective to relieve pet arthritis pain.
Arthritis isn't my primary pain problem (say that three times fast!) but it's really interfering in my life now. It's not so bad in Summer, but the other 8 months out of the year are pretty nasty. My hips allow me to sleep for maybe 4 hours if I'm lucky. The rest of the night is toss and turn and try to at least doze. It took a good 3 hours just to get moving without a limp this morning. Temps in the 20s the past couple of nights and again tonight are giving me a whole lot of grief.
White blood cells, the agents of the immune system, travel to the synovium and cause inflammation (synovitis), characterized by warmth, redness, swelling, and pain‚ÄĒtypical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. During the inflammation process, the normally thin synovium becomes thick and makes the joint swollen and puffy to the touch. As rheumatoid arthritis progresses, the inflamed synovium invades and destroys the cartilage and bone within the joint.
has anyone had this treatment done on their dogs for prevention and maintenance of arthritis if so....... what do you think of the effectiveness of this treatment?.......... Just curious! by the way do not get this confused with nsaid carprofen they are totally different !!!!
or are some prescription? A pain relief may help in the short run, I think you have to go with a dog specific pain med, not aspirin...but I could be worng on that. I know pain can cause a leg to collapse while if the pain is reduced the "reflex" is lowered and a step or two may still be possible. I suspect the loss of bowel control is due to some form of paralysis in the back quarter - along or with or due to arthritis.
Sorry for the long post but I thought I should give some background so any ideas you all have to offer for any pain relief techniques or any ideas to help me get any amount of sleep would be greatly appreciated. I am a nurse so working on minimal (1-2 hours) to no sleep isn't exactly working out that well.
The vet recommended Paracetamol, as it doesn't interfere with blood clotting, as other pain relief for dogs can. He gave me some tablets. They are big and have "square" edges. Normally Misty is easy to give a tablet to. I wrap it in a piece of brown bread, potato or cheese, throw it at her and it goes right down without touching the sides! Right now she is eating ok again, but delicately, chewing her food (for once!
I was on Celebrex for a short time, but, although it was helping my severe arthritis pain, I had to be taken off of it because it was raising my blood pressure to a dangerous level (160/105). Apparently this can be a side effect of all types of NSAID's so have been told I have to be VERY careful about taking any of them.
In my experience, natural nutrients for many dogs, have proven to be extremely effective in providing relief from arthritis pain. In some dogs, they may be initially used along with Rimadyl. Once a therapeutic blood level of the natural nutrients is reached, the Rimadyl can be weaned down and eliminated. Just to be clear, the time it takes to achieve desired visible results with natural nutrients is directly related to body weight. The bigger the dog, the longer it takes.
i get that in my whole arms and legs, its like a constant throbing pain and it never goes away unless i take pain relief. i have seen an rheumatologist and she said she could not find anything, i also have had a bone scan and nothing has come up. the rheumatologist said that my vitamin D was low and i need vitamin D injection an that might help. apart from that they dont know what is causing it.
Unfortunately I have very limited knowledge of pain relief medications either for humans or dogs. But as far as I know, an anti-inflammatory NSAID drug would probably be a good choice, for your Shane. Medication that helps to relieve associated inflammation would probably be better than just relief of pain in itself. The best idea would be to have a good talk to your vet about the options.
My other issues would have not caused joint pain no one ever got arthritis from asthma. But the pain has got from 0 to 60 literally over night and now my whole arm is hurting but I think it's just cuz I'm trying not to move it around to much to not aggravate my thumb. There is only very slight swelling it's so slight it took me a few hours to even notice it was swelling there is no discolouration or feeling warm to the touch.
Jaybay, he's been limping the last couple of days favoring at first his right leg and now it's both. That's why I don't think he injured himself because it's both front legs. He also will occasionally collapse in the back where the hips are. He's been doing that for awhile. The front legs, though, he just started hobbling along the last couple of days. I've been giving him pain meds for dogs. Is there anything else I can do? I've seen him limp occasionally before but it didn't last long.
you might want to have a x-ray of your foot arthritis forms where there have been breaks.. I also dealt with leg pain for awhile. I walked around a ball fiend with my dogs everyday for about 6 weeks and they would be sore when I started but I would just walk it off and it would help so much with the rest of the day.. Hope it eases for you soon and Congratulations On 12 days !!
My aussie started hiding today,which is what my boxer did the day he died,he is in so much pain that he groans all day,I tried Tramadol last night but had no effect on the pain. Can dogs take morphine when they have kidney failure?
My back pain worse when I'm lying down, and I'm stiff when I get up, with difficulty walking, but it gets better quickly. I've decided that sleeping flat on my back as I do, I put some pressure on a nerve root or something, which increases my "normal" pain. When I get up and relieve the pressure, it is quite a bit better. Not as dramatic as the pain disappearing like it does for you, but still a lot better. Do you sleep on your side?
began with lower back injury and then polymyalgic arthritis. steroids cured the arthritis but when I start cutting back on the vics the incredible sweating and runs have me jump right back to the full dose. I have a relatively important job and can't show signs of w/d at work. I have to buy the meds on the street and am going broke. I tried to start cutting back again today but the w/d is gruesome. I'll keep coming back to the forum. Hopefully I can find the stregnth you all have.
Some people have also found that acupuncture helps, not only with joint mobility, but with pain relief.
I've taken neurontin and had the same effects as Durty, what I was told is that neurontin at low level dosis, is not very effective as a pain or nerve damage relief med. They start you low to get your body used to the possible side effects, and then raise the dose accordingly. This ment that you had to go up into the 2000mgs or higher, to really get the effects, but then your brain dead. My sister who has MS was also on this, and had the same effects. We dumped it! Be careful!
When you say "LegS" makes me think of a spinal cord problem (that would affect both back legs!) i.e... Disc, instability or tumor. Could be "body-wide" arthritis - very common in older large breed dogs. I would not waste time or money on Acupuncture (few do it right and has little actual clinical effects). Stem Cell therapy is expensive and has only a small percentage of effectiveness. Your dog is not a good candidate.
I have been seeing a chiropractor for the last 3 weeks for my lower back pain, but I have noticed tremendous relief with my ulcerative colitis which was unexpected. I had always had discomfort in my lower back especially on my right side, like a pinched nerve feeling which made it very difficult to sleep on that side or even sit.
I take Vicoden for joint and headache pain. It is the only pain reliever that helps my pre tx joint pain and tx headaches.I take Ambien for sleep.maybe you could ask you doctor about raising the dose of your meds.some times a pill more makes the difference.
, family and friends think I'm just complaining…maybe I do complain, but it's only because I have constant and consistent pain for which I cannot get relief for any significant amount of time.
Right now I just want an accurate diagnosis and some relief for the nerve pain. Does anyone have any ideas of what type of doctor I should see? I also just started my period today and read that that can cause the pain to be more severe. Please help! I don't know where else to turn!
They took a quarter of the disc out. I had immediate relief of the leg pain, it was amazing. Then a month later I started having back pain all over again. My doctor sent me to physical therapy confident it would help. I was in physical therapy for four or five months and then they just sent me home with a tens unit. The tens unit did nothing for me at home. I continued to to see my chiropractor for the rest of 2009.
only way i get relief is to totally get off my feet,if i dont get the surgury they will send me to a pain clinic,not sure what they do there.im on oxycodone 10mg and 5mg breakthrus.im afraid of making a mistake.are there any success storys,will i get worse from not getting the nerve released.i have no pressure in my bladder.thank god im emtying.i go to pool pt and land.
they all have been there for me and have tried to help me get off them, but like some of you i dream about them, the pills is all i think about day in and day out. They help me deal with a lot of the pain i feel in my life. I've tried dealing with the pain without the pills, but i just can't seem to do it. When i don't have them i just feel like killing myself. i feel like the pills make me the person everyone expects me to be. i spend so much money on them on a daily bases.
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