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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Older Havs with Arthritis

Hi all. I have not been on for quite some time. My havs are now 8.5 years old. I have one that does a lot of scooting and has lost hair on her butt. The other cut his cheek back at the end of January. They put him on bayatril for the infection after he was sewn up. While he was at the vet he had x rays done on him and I was told that he has arthritis of the back and the back legs. He has been put on 5 mg of prednisone once a day and 100 mg of gabapentin twice a day. I have found that the prednisone is causing excess hunger excess thirst and excess panting. I also find these meds are causing lethargy and sleepiness. I am also giving him fish oil capsules daily as well as glucosamine. Does any body have any sugesstion how I can help his arthritic pain without giving him these strong meds? My Vet suggested reducing the prednisone to every other day or switching him to metacam. I was hoping there was some kind of alternative therapy that would alleviate the pain and inflammation. Anyone have any suggestions for me?

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I would look into low-level laser treatments. They did a world of good for my kitty with bad arthritis in her hips and back!


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I don't have any suggestions for you, but I will be interested to see any responses you receive. Hope you can find some relief for your pups. What are their names?

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Thanks will check into it!
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My fur baby with the arthritis is Kashi and he is the white one. My fur baby Miya is the one with anal sac problems her name is Miya.
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question for you all out there. i have taken Kashi to the holistic vet and she suggests dry needling she also suggests acupuncture and laser combo for best results. i was talking to my mechanic today and he suggested giving him CBD hemp oil with no thc for chronic pain. Has anyone tried this with their dogs for chronic pain or cancer? Does it replace the prescribed drugs? Can you stop the prescribed drugs metacam and gabapentin cold turkey and start using this? Has anyone tried the product from innovet.com PurCBDPhytoo Canibinoid oil for pets?
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