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    My lab, Pepper, is taking 50mg of Rimadyl 2x/day. She seems to be drinking alot more water. Is this normal?
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    I have been looking for updates. Is she on any other pain killers. Tramadol or something.?

    When Kassy was on Rimadyl for cancer it made her thirsty. I am not sure if it was this or what. Under normal circumstances I don't like Rimadyl, but it helps with the inflamation and pain so at this stage that is what counts.

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    Shes not on any other meds. I may have just been a little paranoid ..... I have been using one of those Outward Hound collapsable travel bowls. and I think the water was just bleeding through the skin. I switched back to a small regular bowl and everything looks normal now.
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    Just a thought next time you are at the vet. Tramadol is good for when they are in pain or having bad days. It can make them a bit sleepy.

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    Ok. Thanks for the tip. Do you recommend this rather than Rimadyl? If so, why? I am going to see the vet again tomorrow. I run out of the last prescription tomorrow so I at least need a refill. I have several questions and shes had a bandage on it that slipped below the break the first day so it is really no help other than to me for peace of mind. Vet said to take it off but I have a hard time getting myself to touch it. Anyway, Pepper appears fine. She really shows no outward signs of pain, discomfort, etc. At her age, she was not that active so I dont think shes miserable but probably would like the use of all 4 legs .... She just ate 2/3 can of Nutro Ultra Senior plus 3/4 cup of dry food for the 2nd time today plus a large biscuit. I think for a while she was feeling better and getting more active. She was using the bad leg as a crutch but I think she may have reinjured it. I noticed that the past 2 days she is not using it again so .... I am going to see why the vet thinks a cast at the least would not be helpful. I think keeping it in one place might give it a chance of some healing but without ....
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    Ask the vet if you can use Tramadol with Rimadyl. Trmadol is a pain killer and Rimadyl is for inflammation. Kassa had Rimadyl. Reason for me was the cancer wasn't going away and I didn't want her beautiful face ruined by the cancer so never used Tramadol

    I have used it for Ernie and it does help his pain, but he sleeps a lot and is a bit dozzy. I keep it for days he seems really sore with his joints.

    Have you asked in the bone cancer group for suggestions on a cast or other other ideas.
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    Rimadyl can effect the liver. Liver issues can cause excessive drinking. How long has your dog been on R? Did they do blood work prior to check liver function? Have they checked liver function while on the drug?

    Here is info on Tramadol:

    Vet Tech: Tramadol

    I am also thinking the pain meds/anti-inflamatory would allow her to use the leg more and may deter healing. Something to discuss with the vet since you said she was using the leg as a crutch and may have re-injured it (not using it now).

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