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