Fanny has been on Rimadyl for her HD. She was too stiff to continue her on the Ascriptin. So, we went through the procedure - 2 day for one week, one a for two weeks - that imght be the other way around - and then as needed.
I don't care for Rimadyl and apparently niether does Fanny. She stopped taking it last weekend, this dog will eat anything, then didn't eat for 36 hours. Since then she has eaten half a meal each time until this morning when she ate everything without hesitation. She has been drinking well.
She also would not even take a Tramadol which I have for her just in case. I have never known her to be so picky! At least it is in a good way - MUM, I don't like it! Get me something else!
Poor Fanny! You're going to have to find some way to disguise the medicine better! Peanut butter, maybe?
Nope! Pill pockets, cheese, no go. I am going to call the vet for a better choice than Rimadyl until then I will be forcing those tramadols down that throat! It's sort of fun wathcing her trying to best me...............
Good to hear Fanny was able to hear her normal meal portion this morning. Hope the vet can change her medication.
Kim, Charlie-chocolate, born 1-12-10 & Samantha-yellow, born 2-12-10
My boy gets Tramadol and Rimadyl. After he had surgery and was on antibiotics, as well as his normal pain meds, he wouldnt eat and got a sour stomach. I have to make sure to give his pills on a completely full stomach or he gets nauseous and wont eat. The best way I found to give pills was in a fig newton (recommended by my vet)...They are really gooey on the inside, so when you stick the pill in, it wont pop out...plus its a cookie. My dogs beg for their pills because of the "newton newton newton"... Maybe try a full tummy and newtons?
Mom to Indy 6/12/98 to 11/16/11 (always in my heart), and Jobe 8-14-2000 to 6/24/2013 (Working TDI) English Labs, and Annie our Golden Retriever (TDI), and Kodiak (who will one day hopefully be a TDI dog if he doesn't kill me first).
Poor Fanny - I hope you find something that she likes!
Will Pentosan injections help. They may not be called this in the USA. Ernie could not walk of he didn't have them every month.
Is Pentosan the same as Adequan? That's what I was going to suggest. I think it has a little better safety record than Rimadyl.
I am caliing the vet today. She has had no meds for a few days now but is not complaining. In fact, she seems quite chipper and is very frisky! Yesterday at the park she chased a few squirrels, more than normal, and swam a little and seemed no worse for wear. I did give her an Ascriptin later on because she started giving me the evil eye and there is nothing worse than your dog giving you the evil eye........
I was giving her the Rimadyl after she ate and before her biscuit same with the Tramdol.
She was adamant! NO PILLS! Yes ma'am.......