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Dont want Moll in discomfort.. does anyone have experience of Metacam. That was encouraging Judy thank you xx

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Gerrie, my Foxie was given Cimalgex for just 3 days during her last bout of arthritis and it was very efficient. The vet-osteopath I had an appointment with 2 days ago also approved of that short-term treatment. He said that if Foxie was in pain again (in spite of her long-term Pernacox treatment), I should give her Cimalgex tablets for 2 days. From what I gathered, this NSAID is easier to adapt to various dog weights as each tablet can be broken into 2, 3 or even 4 sections - Foxie, who weighs just over 20kg, was prescribed half a tablet daily.

Some friends of mine give Metacam to their Beardies who have arthritis, however, and are satisfied too.

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Hi again - what I liked about Metacam/Loxicom and the other NSAIDS Betsy was on was that they were in liquid form, so very easy to give. You suck up the exact amount, according to the dog's weight, into a syringe and then dribble it onto his/her food. xx

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There is a lot of controversy over these NSAIDs some dogs are fine on them even long term but others have had severe problems and even died from just one or two doses. Having lost two (possibly three) beardies to the effects of these drugs I refuse to use them but it's a personal decision, I would suggest doing a lot of research first then you are making an informed choice.

You could try Cartrophen Vet:

http://www.cartrophen.com/for-dog-owners/what-is-cartrophen-vet/

I used this for our 16 year old spaniel and it made a big difference to her mobility and happiness. She wouldn't have been able to have the NSAIDs anyway as she had some digestive issues.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, I totally agree re NSAIDs, Jacquie - my Betsy was prescribed them long before I knew there could be repercussions - back in the late 90s, before I had a laptop even and before I was a FBC inmatesorrymember Smile

I think we were very lucky that she never reacted adversely to them.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I do agree about NSAIDs of course, and wouldn't give them to my dogs or cats on the long term like I know some people do. Hpwever, for almost immediate relief when one of them is in pain, I still haven't found any other drug or natural remedy... Crying or Very sad My vet prescribed the NSAID tablets for 3 days only, and the osteopath (who is also a vet) even said "2 days".

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 12:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes that's sensible use Nina. It is difficult, my choice when they are in pain is Tramadol, which of course some dogs also have issues with, fortunately so far mine have been ok.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It is so difficult to decide what is best when one of your 4-legged friends is in pain, isn't it! You want to help them feel better as quickly as possible but you also want to avoid possible side effects... Unfortunately, for inflammation and other types of pains, the really efficient and fast-acting drugs could also be dangerous! Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh Nina...from the sound of it, you have a good vet...trust him/her, and trust your intuition xx

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Yes I agree with Judy it does sound as though you have a good vet who will take care.

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Yes you are right, Judy and Jacquie, my "everyday" vet, Petra, in conjunction with the vet-osteopath, who is a man, are really doing what is best for Foxie, and the good thing too is that each of them approves what the other says or does. They are both very keen on natural treatments but will prescribe chemical ones when needed too. As a result, I trust them and follow exactly what they advise me to do.

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Excellent Nina - you couldnt have a better duo on your's and Foxie's side then. Sending beaucoup (( hugs )) xx

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Merci beaucoup, Judy! Very Happy

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Cool 'ow you say....pas de quoi, bigtime.... Very Happy

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ooow ooow ... me too, me tooo!! I'm sending beaucoups too Nina ... not just J ... me too ... and Gilly and Mac and Tali, boucoup de beaucoups all round
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Oh merciiiiii to you too, Mark, Gilly and the whole grande famille!!!!

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Confused yerbut metoo metoo got in first!!! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sounds to me that you are very lucky to have them Nina Very Happy I'll skip the French as I haven't a clue Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I would just echo Jacquie's comment. My recently abandoned vet was nowhere near that standard.

I hadn't realised that Foxie had such problems Nina, do hope she is coping well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just thought I would let you know how Foxie is doing. Well, I must say that I think the combination of (a) the 2 visits to the osteopath + (b) the Pernacox (green mussel) treatment + (c) her coat being clipped has had a really good effect on Foxie's physical condition and morale. No more pain, burping or not eating for 2 months, I'm happy to report. She is supposed to see the osteopath again in September or early October and I do hope she will go on being fine until then...

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Oh that's good news Nina, well done to you and Foxie.

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Thanks for the update Nina ... It's great to hear that your regime is working well. sending lots of gentle hugs to Foxie ... oh, and save a couple for yourself. Wink Mxx

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