Pain relief dogs arthritis

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
1388999 tn?1370042814 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.
6669309 tn?1462648142 Arthritis is very common in older dogs and the longer dogs live the more common it is becoming. Nutritional supplements Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are two substances that have fast become the standard treatment in canine age-related arthritis. These are often sold as a single combined substance in good pet shops and quality supermarkets. Alternatively, just look up "Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for dogs" on Google and you should find a supplier.
Avatar n tn Do you mean EcoTRIN? If so, that is aspirin. My own vet does not recommend aspirin for dogs under any circumstances, and certainly not for chronic arthritis pain. While he admits it's effective and most dogs have no problem with it, he did have clients whose dogs ended up with bleeding ulcers. One dog nearly bled to death from his stomach after only two doses, so that's why he went completely against using it.
Avatar m tn Please can you let me have some pain relief answers for arthritus in my finger joints. I am a female of 63 years. I take thyroxin for an under active thyroid and calichew calcium pills.
Avatar n tn Your dog needs to be seen by a vet, he will give her Rymadyl or some type of pain meds for arthritis, which should help a lot. I would block the stairs so she can't try to get up unless your there, and carry her up at night. They are a big problem. As far as the peeing in her sleep, the vet can check her for an UTI or give her hormone replacement drugs, possibly. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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 !!!!
370181 tn?1595629445 Hi there, It sounds to me like you need to find another doctor or a pain management clinic who will work with you on finding the best pain relief options, including careful use of opioids. It seems to me you've exhausted all other options and your research is solid. If it were me, I would "fire" the doctor who refuses to treat you as a partner in your own treatment.
Avatar m tn I have arthritis pain in many joints of my body, my feet especially. Is there anyone out there with the same issue, and is so, what have you taken to relieve the discomfort?
203342 tn?1328737207 Poor dog. The last few days he's been limping around. I think his legs hurt him again. I guess it's arthritis. I don't know what else I can do except give him pain meds (for dogs) which I've been giving him.
Avatar f tn Please try our safe, non-toxic pain reliever for dogs-CanineActiv. No side effects or drug interactions. MUCH safer than Rimadyl and usually as effective. Go to the CA website and contact us for free 28ct capsule travel pack. We also have a vet only product called Rejuvenate Plus, but you would need to get through your vet.
Avatar n tn It is not wise for any of us to suggest a specific medication, for various reasons. I would assume that a NSAID to reduce the pain and inflammation of the arthritis in your knees would be beneficial. However which one and at which dose must be up to your physician. Indeed he/she may think that another family of medications would be better in your specific instance. He/she may also determine steroid injections may be better or given in addition to medication.
Avatar f tn Is this a typical progression of arthritis in dogs, or am I seeing something else? The collapsing on the stairs is what truly concerns me, because he's never had that issue before. Would increasing his supplement dosing help? He's 60 lb and gets 600 mg MSM, 500 mg Glucosamine, 850mg Chondroitin Sulfate daily (I'll put links below if interested). Thanks so much for any advice, even just questions to ask my vet. He gets 2 tablets of each: http://www.springtimeinc.
535089 tn?1400673519 The most important thing is that the tramadol helps with your dog's pain. Tramadol is a pretty mild pain reliever, and commonly used in conjunction with NSAIDS like rimadyl or deramaxx. If you want to avoid the tramadol altogether, you might ask your vet about deramaxx. It's more expensive than rimadyl, but it worked wonders for our two dogs who had severe arthritis. They started out with rimadyl and it did a great job for them for many years.
787406 tn?1339203183 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn ve had dogs on rimadyl for many years due to arthritis and they never had a problem with it. Tramadol was reserved for post-op pain treatment and only for a few days. Can you give us more information on exactly what kind of pain your chow chow has and any other meds that have been tried? I suspect the seizures while on tramadol may have been a coincidence, but without more information on your dog's case I could be completely wrong.
Avatar f tn I am looking for recommendations for a good joint supplement to help ease arthritis pain. Any suggestions would be welcome, just want him to be more comfortable.
Avatar n tn Our Rotty Dolly has been seen numerous times by our vet for her arthritis pain. She exhibits signs of lameness and trouble getting up but mostly she will be lying quiet and yelp out in pain like she got a spasm or something. He believes its arthritis and has been giving her pain shots for it. Those shots really affect her kidneys and she loses all control of her urine. She's been incontinent for 4 yrs. now and we keep her in diapers.
Avatar n tn The same thing happened with two of my dogs - one with hip dysplasia and the other after TPLO surgery. Since arthritis was the main problem, and surgery had already been done, it was very important to keep my dogs active for as long as possible. Steady walking once a day as a minimum (and better twice a day) made a huge difference in their mobility and kept the pain manageable without medication for a number of years.
Avatar n tn Glucosamine can only do so much. Dogs are a whole lot more stoic about pain than humans are, and I can about bet you with 100% certainly that your dog IS hurting. She's had to adjust her body stance which results in even more muscle atrophy. It's imperative that you speak to your vet and get her on some kind of anti-inflammatory medication. In the 2 dogs I had with severe arthritis, one dog had it in his hips from an early age - around 5.