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Canine Pain Killer

Postby orhunter » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:20 pm

Need something that be given every day and is compatible with a dog with a history of Pancreatitis.

Ellie getting old, left shoulder bothering her, hips probably don't feel so good either.

She's pushing 13, has been a real go getter up till now.

Have her on a Glucosamine supplement.

She is currently on Tetracycline for Neorickettsia Helminthoeca infection.

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Re: Canine Pain Killer

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:32 pm

Rimadyl, Deramaxx, Previcoxx or Meloxicam. Rimadyl has a generic option that's very affordable.

Our Senior lab has been on Previcox daily for close to 4 years now. It makes a world of difference for her.
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Re: Canine Pain Killer

Postby Smilin Jack » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:40 pm

Misskiwi , Have you ever heard of giving a Dog Asciptin [ Asirin coated with Malox ] This was recommended too me by my vet as a step before Rimadyl ???
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Re: Canine Pain Killer

Postby orhunter » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:44 pm

It's not affordable through my Vet. Well, yes it is but I gotta pay top dollar.

For the Pancreatitis, she's been on a low fat diet for close to a year now and appears to be doing well, beyond getting old. This lameness has come on sort of suddenly. We'll see how she does after a few days on Tetracycline. Don't know how much the Salmonosis has affected her till the Tetracycline runs its course? One thing at a time.
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Re: Canine Pain Killer

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:36 pm

Ask for a written prescription. There's no reason you should be giving a medication that causes ulcers in 100% of dogs when affordable options are available. If he won't carry generic, that's his loss.

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Re: Canine Pain Killer

Postby orhunter » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:14 am

MissK: Please explain the ulcer thing. My other dog died suddenly from what we thought was stomach cancer. X-ray showed possible blood in abdomen. She didn't have enough blood in her circulatory system to keep her warm and her back legs lost all function. All she could do was breathe, rapidly. She'd been on Rimadyl for quite some time.
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Re: Canine Pain Killer

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:54 am

Here's a study that compares aspirin to the other canine specific drugs available at the time the study was done. Very few ulcers were seen in the drugs designed for use in dogs. Ulcers were seen in ALL the dogs given aspirin. Aspirin is actually used to cause ulcers for studies on medications to treat ulcers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1 ... mach%20dog

From your description it sounds like your dog had a bleeding tumor on the stomach or spleen. Tumors on the spleen are very common and induce exactly the symptoms you describe. I doubt the Rimadyl contributed much, if at all, to her bleeding. Rimadyl can cause ulcers, but it's at much lower rates than aspirin.
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