Osteoarthritis treatment for dogs

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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!
1310633 tn?1430227691 Does anyone have any experience with, or heard of, Adequan, Cartrophen or Cortisone shots for the treatment of pain associated with hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, etc, in dogs? My English Mastiff has developed osteoarthritis in her right hind leg, and surgery isn't recommended this late in life, and an alternative to oral treatment (and far more effective from what the vet has told us, although MUCH more expensive), is shot treatment.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
768044 tn?1294227036 sodium nitrate/nitrite, which eliminated my beloved beef bologna, ham, and most hot dogs, etc.. I also think MSG can be a potential trigger for me. I decided peanuts & peanut butter triggered migraines. Still not sure if tomato sauce or onion are the culprit in things like ravioli, some pizzas, etc.. I thought it was the sauce, but someone suggested I check ingredients for onion.
Avatar n tn I have just read some of the comments about post treatment symptoms. I went through 48 weeks of treatment for hep C which included having to be hospitalized for shortness of breath and another time for disorintation and extremely blurred vision. Having worked for the first 24 weeks I was then forced to take medical leave. I may also add that during that time my lung capacity had dropped to 68% of normal. These were all attributed to the treatments.
Avatar f tn I adopted a 15-year-old beagle in August. She has osteoarthritis, cataracts, deafness in one ear, periodontal disease, and the beginnings of congestive heart failure which has given her a bad cough. She's also very bloated. She's been taking furosemid (Lasix) for over a week and although she just started peeing more, the bloating hasn't changed. I wonder how much more to do for her, considering her age and her medical problems. The treatment is very expensive. She mostly sleeps.
82861 tn?1333457511 He's had loose stools off and on and has lost a lot of weight. I've used moulting and conditioning vitamins as a supplement for several years, but it's not making any difference now obviously. He does eat his regular seed, but not as much, and has trouble with his old favorite sunflower seeds. A spray of fresh millet gets the biggest reaction out of him these days.
475586 tn?1225027354 Its especially a shame that some people including doctors are ignorant to our situation and therfore do not have compasssion for us. The sad thing is, if these issues were in my daughter or my cats and dogs for that matter, I would go to the ends of the earth to find out what is wrong. But I tend to put my self last . But Its time to focus on me & see what really wrong.
1388999 tn?1370046414 too many people take the meds meant for their dogs. There are several NSAIDS to try that are safe for dogs. Deramaxx is a cox-II inhibitor like human Celebrex that worked the best for my dogs with osteoarthritis and one with hip dysplasia. Rimadyl is cheaper and worked fine for early symptoms but once they reached 10 or 11 years of age it just wasn't as effective. Tramadol (Ultram) is a pseudo-narcotic that can be used for pain in dogs.
Avatar n tn Tramadol is opiate based but considered safe for dogs. My pit was on rimadyl for a year or so, then we switched to metacam which the vet said was a little stronger, then after about 2 years we added the tramadol. Just last week we upped the tramadol as dogs can develop a tolerance just like humans. I have to say, the tramadol has made a huge difference in her continued mobility.
931217 tn?1283484935 [13,32] This incidence of this disorder increases with age, from 15-40% for dogs under 7 years of age and 60-100% of dogs over 7 years of age.[32-34] While most dogs have few symptoms from BPH, some will experience difficulty urinating or defecating or bloody preputial secretions. BPH is predisposing and complicating factor for prostatitis, a bacterial infection of the prostate. [13] Prostatitis has been reported to occur in up to 28.5% of intact male dogs.
Avatar f tn Weight gain is a risk, but not very many individuals have this reaction to the extreme it appears to have affected you. There isn't much else you can do for yourself. You might benefit from some chiropractic treatment (usually more affordable), but that would obviously depend on how severe the degenerative disc disease has affected your spine. Decompression techniques might help, but chiro manipulations could cause potential harm.
Avatar f tn As you have already stopped, perhaps you can ride out the withdrawals, but they may go on for some time. I too have osteoarthritis, but I do not take anti depressants now, just pain killers. I had really bad depression for many, many years, and now I am getting old, there is quite a lot of other things to contend with. But I am lucky that I am not on any prescribed medication.
Avatar f tn In dogs, the problem almost always appears by the time the dog is 18 months old( 1 yr, 6 months) The defect can be anywhere from mild to severely crippling, and can eventually cause severe osteoarthritis. It is most common in German Shepherd Dogs, Labrador or Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers and Mastiffs. It is known to be hereditary but can appear on it's own as well.There is no complete cure, although there are many options to alleviate the clinical signs.
931217 tn?1283484935 Real palliation involves treating for the treatable, providing pain relief using real analgesic drugs when necessary, and the giving of psychological comfort by listening to the patient where possible. It is time to finally pound a wooden stake through this travesty of lies that is the vampire known as homeopathy. See this pictorial blog to understand why. You'll be glad you did: http://darryl-cunningham.blogspot.com/2010/06/homeopathy.
1513702 tn?1290378769 I'm cutting back because I don't want to become immune to them since they work so well for me. It's my hope that I will be able to use these for the rest of my life since they are the PERFECT pain medication for me. As far as I know these are the strongest pain medication available. I know that they are approximately 80 times stronger than Morphine.
482543 tn?1248359021 I would definately get your labs and see what else they found. Did he say anything about doing anything for the bone spur? How painful that must be. I feel for you. I am glad to see you are on a treatment plan now, are you okay with it? Did he explain the medication to you? How are you feeling about all of this? I am here if you need to talk about anything.
Avatar n tn This medicine is used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain; rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile forms of arthritis; gout; dysmenorrhea; and ankylosing spondylitis. How does it work? Diclofenac reduces inflammation and pain. It blocks production and release of chemicals that cause pain or inflammation.
3297715 tn?1349023948 I take other meds that help with the autoimmune arthritis, but for the osteoarthritis all I can do is physical modalities (heat, ice, physical therapy) and use topical NSAIDs (I recommend Voltaren gel). I also had joint surgery on both thumbs and it helped a LOT, but that's only for pretty extreme cases. I hope you can find your own best solution. Good luck!
Avatar f tn before I started treatment, I was on double treatment Pegesys and Ribrofiran for 84 weeks and Incevek was added for triple treatment for the last 12 weeks. The last few weeks of my treatment my knees were swollen w gout and was treated w meds for that and most of it has gone away, but I still have more stiffness joint pain than I had before most noticeable in my legs. I read about the possible side effects before and still think it was the better choice to take the triple treatment (tx).
Avatar f tn yes, I would see an LLMD as soon as possible for testing for all likely infections including Lyme, RMSF, Babesiosis, bartonella and a few others carried by the same ticks, if your symptoms would support those diagnoses. If you have to go to NJ to find an LLMD, then do it, but I'm guessing there are other LLMDs closer to where you are in NC.
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Avatar m tn I was fortunate that I received free treatment through the Haven Centre for domestic abuse that I went to for support when I left my husband. I know it sounds like I've been through a lot, and I have, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Once I got off the opiates and got into serious therapy and recovery my life completely transformed. I got healthy. I began a successful business doing what I loved, and I finally met the love of my life.
203342 tn?1328740807 //www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU238/ItemDetail?n=4294967188 For any pain he might be in, he takes RIMADYL, but only if he's eaten. For his leaky bladder issues he's on PROIN. And to help take the edge off, he's on RECONCILE. My vet says there's a generic (less expensive) version available. If he still can't sleep, he gets a little BENADRYL (Dyphenhydrochloride 25 mg) (the generic version is cheaper) Man, that whining and pacing at night can be pretty crazy making!
1450453 tn?1293764571 I hope you are taking good pro-biotics with your antibiotic treatment for lyme. We are doing well and have noticed some improvement with pain. I believe the antibiotics are causing us to be fatigued. It is really effecting my son. We have to discuss this with our doctor when we see him. Hope you are doing well. Is your treatment making you more fatigued or have you been this way for a while? If you need some one to talk to just send me a message. I wish you the best.
Avatar n tn I am having pt now for shoulder but after treatment I feel like a truck hit me and all I want to do is sleep.but its hard to sleep when I hurt.nights and when weather chanhges I have hard times.I don't like to go out in snow or cold it mmakes my body worse.I use epsin salt bath icy hot and cold packs and heat all the time.I started having all these problems after auto accident and after my son was born 2001 I was about 28 and I have never been my self scence.
Avatar n tn When you do, open a new thread - you have to first join the forum, and then you can post new threads. I will be curious to see if your stem cell treatment works for multiple discs.
182884 tn?1259316506 I refused surgery in the beginning because I wanted to try the more conservative route, and now I can not get Workmans Comp to consider a pain pump or any kind of treatment . They dont' want to even pay for Stool softners, but they will pay for me to go down to a hospital to get a second opinion. The dr. I saw a few years ago wanted to do what was called a IDET procedure.( where they burn the nerve ending in the nucleus of the disk) but now that procedure is thought not worthwhile.