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    DefaultOTC Pain Relievers

    I have a 3yo CF and she has been diagnosed with missing cartilidge in her knees. She is on a diet to take additional weight off and takes glucosamine twice a day, but is there any over the counter medicine I can give her for pain relief on the days when the limping is worse then normal?

    I know aspirin is ok, but does anyone use anything else. Appreciate any suggestions.

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    DefaultRe: OTC Pain Relievers

    If you do use aspirin, make usre it is bufered, like Ascriptin. It is much easier on the stomach.

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    DefaultRe: OTC Pain Relievers

    I would ask your vet and see what they recommend. I don't like giving my dogs human medication. My vet gave us Metacam to use on Maddy when her arthritis and other issues are flaring up.

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    DefaultRe: OTC Pain Relievers

    This is what I use for arthritis:
    Vit C 300mg
    4-5 alfalfa tablets (work up to this total slowly)
    Vit E 100 IU (use the natural form, d Alpha)

    Alternatively you could try Nupro's joint formula.
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    DefaultRe: OTC Pain Relievers

    I've been using Ascriptin for Fanny's HD for a while and she is doing fine. She is 95 pounds and gets 2 a dy. They are 325mg a pill. They are coated in Maalox which is better for dogs thn straight aspirin. check with your vet for dosage. there will come a time when Iwill have to go prescription but am holdong off as long as I can. So far so good.

    I hope your baby does well on whatever you decide.

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    DefaultRe: OTC Pain Relievers

    Have you looked into any natural supplements? I use Ascriptin- one tablet- when my arthritic dog is in pain. Make sure to give with food.
    Maybe check out the ortho dog site? It has some great resources.
    http://forum.oslf.org

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