Osteoarthritis treatment in 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.
768044 tn?1294227036 When thinking about how satisfied you are with your acute treatment plan, think about how often you get migraines with your preventative treatment plan in place, and if there is any reduction to the severity of your migraines with your preventative treatment plan in place. Also think about the overall improvement in the quality of your life that your preventative treatment plan provides you, such as decreasing level of disability and increasing enjoyment of day-to-day life.
748543 tn?1463449675 TMJ' as it is wrongly called by many) is easy to treat and self-manage or that it may all be in the patient's mind. The sources in the article stated that, "TMJ problems were originally thought to be caused by dental Malocclusion but that this was an infrequent cause of the problem". The American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of some 40,000 of the nation's leading dentist, recognizes the relationship between maloclussion and headaches.
Avatar n tn Re: Some will try to claim that these problems cropping up after tx are a 'coincidence', or are due to some sort of rapid aging. How ridiculous to keep saying this. The point was that since such symptoms can be seen in the aging process, it must be difficult to definitively link them to the effects of interferon treatment. But Kalio supplied you with research that supports your suspicions, even though she/he was treated rudely on the other thread.
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.
585414 tn?1288944902 I also used to drink piles of coffee to stay awake, I was drowsy all the time. I only have rough days now usually when it's colder outside as I have osteoarthritis in my lower back. I've stopped having tenssion headaches, my neck doesn't hurt anymore, and that's been going on for 15+ yrs when I started Luvox as my first ssri. I can cope more with lower back pain 90% of the time, when my pain is at a level 8+, I don't do well. I also know that pain at that level triggers my depression.
Avatar n tn I wonder if any of us have other medical issues in common. I have restless legs syndrome, osteoarthritis, MVP, Barrett's esophagus, eczema. I always have an ache somewhere but seem to have episodes of all over pain. Some days I feel very fuzzy, have had a little bit of a balance problem lately with increased pain in the neck area. I also am having a major problem with TMJ and can't open my jaw enough to eat a sandwich. I'm under chiropractic care for this.
Avatar n tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar m tn I also have a friend of a friend in LA with Lyme's disease who is pretty much in remission after Ayurveda treatment. She is extremely wealthy and this treatment was expensive but she is in total remission. I just feel for you and want to help any way I can so please let me know if you'd like me to access the info I can for you.
1388999 tn?1370046414 While pain in dogs can be treated with narcotics, it's not often that it's used for chronic pain situations outside an inpatient setting that can be closely monitored. I suspect part of the reason is diversion: 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.
931217 tn?1283484935 Or neutered pets studied in an affluent city may get more veterinary care, and better care in general, than intact dogs roaming loose in a rural area, so differences between the groups in some disease might be due to factors other than neutering. A good scientific study will try to control for such factors and the authors will identify potential problems with their data.
Avatar n tn I have to say, the tramadol has made a huge difference in her continued mobility. She has severe osteoarthritis as well as deformed leg joints from rheumatoid arthritis, so she really only puts weight on one leg when she walks, but she can still get up & down the stairs most days.
Avatar f tn Cervical spondylosis is a form of osteoarthritis caused by wear and tear as we age. It can result in bone spurs and produce neck pain, stiffness and muscle spasms. You did not state any disc herniation being present in the cervical spine. Because you have significant problems with walking (secondary to pain?) are the disc bulging and dessication more prominent in the lumbar spine?
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.
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 If it is false, which I believe it is, it is at best a benign placebo, but as you shall read in the embedded link, it is at worst a harmful form of charlatanism, perpetrated on people (and animals owned by like minded people) who are at their most vulnerable and at risk. That is an immoral circumstance. The fact that all is not known in medical science, and that some disease cannot be cured, much less palliated, does not justify selling fraud infused with false hope.
Avatar n tn Methocarbamol and/or its metabolites are excreted in the milk of dogs; however, it is not known whether methocarbamol or its metabolites are excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Robaxin is administered to a nursing woman. PEDIATRIC USE: Safety and effectiveness of Robaxin in pediatric patients below the age of 16 have not been established. OVERDOSAGE: Limited information is available on the acute toxicity of methocarbamol.
Avatar f tn It is a personal choice, and I do hope you find some pain relief. Take care, and keep in touch. Bless those dogs of yours. I hope they give you some comfort.
3297715 tn?1349023948 I hope you continue to post and let us know how you are doing. I finished 48 weeks of treatment in December and I am still trying to put the pieces back together. I went through times during treatment where I wondered if this would work. And times when I felt very alone. Those were the times I came on line or walked my dogs or worked out side. Anything to not listen to repeated thoughts and feelings about how crappy I felt.
Avatar f tn This to me means that he left it open to a possible post side effect of the treatment. At this point in time all I can do is wait for the appointment with the rheumatologist and maybe find out for sure. The gastroenterologist was able to tell me that the 3rd medication I was taking (TMC435) was Telaprevir, so 18 months after I started treatment I finally know what I was on. I will have blood work done today and in a week or so I will finally find out the results of the study.
482543 tn?1248359021 Hi Sweetie!!!! Okay, your CRP was high, this info I pulled off of labtestsonline "indicates inflammation and tests for the activity of the disease. It may be used to help diagnose RA and to evaluate and monitor the condition. An increased level of CRP occurs in RA but not in osteoarthritis." 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.
1513702 tn?1290378769 Hi Joan, There are a lot of chronic pain patients that went from oral opiates to fentanyl patches for that very reason. In my opinion, we should be "okay" with any treatment, opiate or not, that isn't harmful, our physician prescribes, it controls our pain, improves our sleep and gives us back some quality of life.
Avatar f tn I grew up on 6 acres of wooded land in VA with lots of horses, goats, chickens, and dogs! My mom was dx with Rocky Mt Spotted Fever in 1984. I watched her deteriorate throughout her life with problems that the drs said must be depression-related. Ultimately she passed away in 2005, after they found 50 + lesions on her brain. They said that she must have cancer. She died a week later. Now I'm sick. I've been ill for at least 14 years. I've been to numerous drs.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi and Welcome Tramadol Warriors, Please come on in and make yourself comfy. All are welcome.
Avatar n tn The fatigue is so debilitating and colors your whole life, sorry you are going through that. Treatment is different for everyone, but in my case many of the problems I was having that were seemingly unrelated all were helped by treatment. Have you had a biopsy? How about your stats in general? Did you just decide it was time or are you starting treatment due to symptoms? Hang in there, things will get better and you will be on the road to killing this virus soon!
544292 tn?1268886268 I don't have much to offer you... pretty much everything you need is in these posts, in yourselves, and in your connections with other people. I never took tramadol, but opiates were one of several substances I was addicted to when my sky fell some years before tramadol was introduced. I believe absolutely that the primary characteristics of tramadol withdrawall are substantially the same as opiate withdrawall.
1450453 tn?1293764571 Her joints look horrible. What the sun does in lupus patients is it causes an immune response to occur in your body, thus causing the ANA level to spike. I can spend time in the sun (just a short period) and might not feel the effects the next day, but usually the 2nd or 3rd day after sun exposure. It makes me feel tired, achy, joint pain, weak muscles. I also get the malar rash from just being outside. My face gets magenta red. Then in a day or two, I get skin erruptions.
Avatar n tn In fact I am in pain right now. I have had SI shots but the hip and trochanter bpain is getting old. I can barely get sleep at night.