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    MidwestGirl is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultOur vet visit

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    Is your senior on a daily joint supplement? If not, I would try that before going the rimadyl route. My senior was diagnosed with arthritis a few years back and the vet wanted him to take daily Metacam. Not a problem except for that it's expensive as hell. I dropped his weight and put him on a good joing supplement and no more lameness from arthritis. If she is on a joint supplement already and needs the extra pain meds, make sure the vet has routine blood work done as rimadyl (and it's generic version) can be tough on a dog's organs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestGirl View Post
    No she isn't on a joint supplement and we are doing a 2 week trial period for the rimadyl. I will ask about a supplement.

    thanks
    Libby is on it periodically, even though she takes a supplement, so what I do is give her milk thistle as it improves liver function and the arthritis meds are hard on the liver.

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    ^^^^^Sounds like some good advice! Hope Sadie is feeling better no matter what.......your arm too!

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    Take a look at Hylasport Canine..Java is on it and we love it.

    Also...Java's not the biggest fan of the vets either. She poops in the parking lot every time on our way in.
    Scares the crap out of her...lol
    After 2 TPLOs, I guess I can understand.
    Moka thinks the vet is Disneyland...she loves everything about it.

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