Osteoarthritis hip joints dogs

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673877 tn?1225995294 Can you define "bad hip" in a bit more detail? Does your rottie have osteoarthritis or hip displaysia? In either case, I would go with rimadyl or deramaxx as an anti-inflammatory/ pain relief medication. For any joint issues, MSM, glucosamine and chondroitin can help the soft tissues of joints stay healthy longer. These substances won't repair already damaged tissues, but can keep them going longer. Have a talk with your vet about dosages for your rottie.
Avatar f tn Yes, it's a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Under indications, it says: "for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs." Good luck! I know I hate to see any of my 4 pups in pain!
Avatar n tn I have a pit bull with hip dysplasia who has been on rimadyl. During the winter time he seems to be in more pain than usual. Should I also be giving him tramadol? What exactly is the difference between the two medications?
1295500 tn?1272463527 I was told to give her glucosamine sulfate 500mg for her joints and I was for about three months and it really doesn't seem to working, so I stopped giving them to her.....Any Ideas what it could be??
Avatar f tn He's in good health, at a good weight, and has always been active with no hip, leg or joint problems. Eyes, ears and mental facilities are all great. A few months ago he started limping on one hind leg for a few days so I brought him to the vet who said it could be the start of osteoarthritis. His food and water had previously been downstairs so the vet said to move it upstairs to prevent any falling incidents.
Avatar m tn Your vet should also be able to tell you what part of your dog is affected ... for example, the hip, leg joints (front or back) or spine. Has your vet taken X-rays to assess the condition? I think pack dogs are very good at overcoming grief (they actually don't suffer grief quite like humans, though they certainly can get very anxious and depressed following a pack-member's death). But let's deal with that one, if and when it is of real concern.
Avatar n tn Since I've had Fibromyalgia, I have constant bursitis in my greater trocanter (hip bursa) as well as a constant inflammation of my SI joints. I receive shots in my hips every few months, sometimes monthly. I do the exercises given to me by my DO, however, I have only short term relief from the shots. I apply ice. I still have the bursitis and it won't go away. I never had any hip injuries prior or since to cause bursitis. Does anyone else have recurrent bursitis with their Fibromyalgia?
Avatar f tn I hope this doctor will be able to determine what is and is not the case. Problems with the joints are not only painful ~ they are such an inconvenience. Not to mention incapacitating. They can make the most simplest of tasks a chore. I try to avoid recommending any kind of supplement on here but I have to say my husband has had considerable benefit with Glucosamine and chondroitin (and stretching, avoiding certain foods and walking).
Avatar n tn I have bulging discs and osteoarthritis and the avascular necrosis. The hip pain has been the worst of what I have experienced. The Dr's tell me having my hips replaced will cure most of the pain. I am now bone on bone , no cartiledge with cysts. I am just worried I have waited too long as now I have lost my muscle tone am not able to exercise at all now, sleeping more than an hour or so at a time is not possible most nights. My legs have a weird feeling now are numb and my feet and tingle.
Avatar dr m tn NSAIDs are not without problems, and hence the lowest dose, but I am pretty darned impressed with Celebrex and my arthritic facet joints. I wonder who else has also had good luck with Celebrex. Clearly I can't wait for it to go generic because Big Pharma is making a killing at $220 a month for an NSAID. But that said, I'm enjoying the decreased inflammation.
Avatar n tn I had hip and leg pain pre and post tx. I'm still on pain meds. You might want to ask her doctor about Cryoglobulinemia a hepc related blood disease which can cause arthritic type pain. Sorry about the pain ,I feel for her.
Avatar n tn I get this too...after walking for a mile or more. It just pops all over my butt and thighs where I have more fat. Doesn't hurt, just feels weird. I do not have varicose veins or anything. I really hope it is just fat popping! It does it every time and I actually feel like if it doesn't happen, I didn't exercise enough! LOL! I'd love to know what it really is!
Avatar n tn The recent MRI shows only bulging in the L3-L4 and L4-L5 region and he is in terrible pain radiating down into his hip and leg. The symptoms are the same as they were when the disc was herniated before surgery but the doctors don't treat the bulging the same as the herniation but the pain is the same and the schmorl's nodes were mentioned on 2 of the 3 MRI's he has had.
Avatar n tn Fatigue comes and goes in intensity, but overall awful. Finally, years ago diagnosed w/osteoarthritis in hip. Now experience constant pain in hip, knees, right shoulder and occasionally jaw, wrists, knuckes. Vision seems blurred, even with glasses - tho' usually if I concentrate can focus.
203342 tn?1328740807 1 reason was the cost but also because I talked to other owners of dogs with the disease who did give the meds and their dogs did OK till the end. I guess my thinking is that nothing is going to make it go away and as long as she was feeling OK her life was not too bad. Shasta also started drinking a lot of water but according to the vet she was at the borderline on this. She does urinate more often but has not had any accidents in the house.
475586 tn?1225027354 My knees do have osteoarthritis in them--I had an MRI. I also have 2 herniated discs in my neck and kyphosis. My sister has RA, so I thought I had it also, but the doctors say no. I have a rheumatologist who is very nice, although most of the treatments I've been getting for fibro are not doing much. He seems sure that other than my knees and my neck, what I have is fibromyalgia. I have pain all the time, aching and soreness and also the sharp, stabbing pains.
975514 tn?1325001538 I was 17 when I first was diagnosed with sciatica and it wasn't until I was 31 when my foot was completely numb that I was able to convince a doctor to take an X-Ray of my lower back, which started a domino effect of MRIs and testing. I learned that I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis in my spine, minor scoliosis and nerve damage- I even had a shoulder surgery on a bone spur because I kept getting tendinitis and the doctors couldn't cure my arm pain.
Avatar n tn My pt said the following to me recently. You have arthritis in the facet joint on your spine. In the middle of the night, those joints freeze up, causing a chain reaction of a muscle spasm and that spasm hits a nerve and that's what the shooting pain is from. So they also suggested many excercises to strengthen my mid back - I work at a computer as well - and the activity to those muscles made it worse and they had to do an ultrasound to calm it down.
Avatar n tn I doubt this is related, but I have some sort of muscle strain in my hip/groin area that is possible due to an intense backpacking trip in October. Any feedback appreciated. Guess I could consult dr. after Xmas if still going on . . . but it's vague and one of those deals like when your car won't act up for the mechanic.
147426 tn?1317269232 I saw my internist who noted pathologically hyperactive reflexes on both knees and ankles, weakness of the R hip flexors and referred me to the neurologist I had seen before for migraines. The neurologist who I already knew thought I was a crock, examined me and found mild extensor spasticity in my right leg - mainly at the hip. He sent me for an MRI w and w/o contrast of my brain and spine. Next visit he said the MRI's were completely normal.
211940 tn?1267884866 The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. When a person reaches overhead, the tendons that move the shoulder must glide almost two inches past a bone surface. The acromion is the large bursa in the shoulder that protects and cushions the tendons as they glide beneath the shoulder blade.
Avatar f tn I recently had to put my golden retriever down and we just made a major move. Plus, our house now has carpeting which I can not tolerate with dogs. I thought perhaps this was allergy and stress related, but after reading the posts, it could be food related. I keep forgetting to eat, I am so busy. I will keep watching this post.
Avatar f tn I love to exercise and my dogs need a walk!!! Today I went for a lower back MRI and had a hard time holding still because of feeling crampy and cold. All of the docs say it is a coincidence that any of my problems started shortly after receiving the implant. I have sent blood in for the Melisa test, but wonder if a reaction will show being I was not able to refrain from using inhalers for five days. The implant has adhered to the bone and looks "perfect".
Avatar f tn For me it's diagnosed as muscle spasms- they are visisble and can't usually be felt from the outside, it's mostly in hip and groin area, sometimes down thigh. I used to take skelaxin, and now i'm on flexiril, both worked. I also get it in my bowels (which was very hard to pinpoint because they area actually changes sometimes. I have IBS and endometriosis, so some people think that contributes. For the bowel problems I take amitriptyline and a great small bowel relaxer-hyoscycamine.
Avatar m tn we did have a squirrel in our home last year, he got in through our fire place and since then this has occurred so I'm thinking maybe it's the bird mite/ maybe some of you have dogs and they are picking things up outside (like bird mites) and bringing them indoors.
Avatar n tn IT's been like thisa for me for a couple months and my nerves are on edge so bad. I'm suprised my dogs even like me right now. Now I know how dogs feel with fleas! What can be done? How does anyone keep from going crazy?