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  1. I’m thinking of trying PRP for Gabe’s arthritis. He has a pinched nerve around the hinge of his spine which has caused sever abdominal seizures. He also has bad arthritis affecting all joints, including a major loss of cartilage and muscle in his shoulders and hips. He still does well on Gabapentin and Meloxicam for the most part, but I’m looking for a more long term solution, and more solutions as he gets older as I know it will only get worse. His quality of life is still great at this point, he loves his walks and insists they be at least two hours a day. But I can see he is in pain. (More dramatic pain if he doesn’t move around as much, so walks seem to do him good). I also use the back on track wraps and they worked wonders for him, but now the effectiveness seems less and less. No doubt because of the scar tissue that is forming as his arthritis gets worse. He’s on cbd, and all the omega and glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin supplements with bromelian and boswelia. If I can trick him into eating devil’s claw I will try that as well. Laser therapy does not seem to do anything, and cartophen started to make him sick. Too many meds in general make him sick which makes his arthritis flare up.
  2. Is anyone familiar with this injection procedure (PRP) which reduces inflammation associated with arthritis (& for other conditions/injuries) which in turn reduces the associated pain with arthritis? Has anyone's arthritic Grey experienced good results from this procedure & if so, how long did it last? My senior Girl, Molly, is almost 14 & has painful osteoarthritis in multiple joints on multiple legs. She has difficulties getting around now & all the meds (Gabapentin, Tramadol, Rimadyl, GlycanAid HA Factor, & more) she has been taking for some time now (years) doesn't seem to be relieving her discomfort as well as they used to. Her hinds legs are weak & don't always support her weight at times. I realize her days are numbered, but she is still eating fairly well (although pickier than usual!), is still spunky & playful at times, albeit short-lived. Her spirit is very much alive, but her body's ailments are holding her back unfortunately. Watching our Greys get old really sucks, especially when I feel so helpless. Molly's vet recommended this procedure which would involve one injection in each hip joint (under sedation of course), using her own blood to make a platelet concentrated plasma. The vet said the anti-inflammatory effects last 6-12 months. As with most vet procedures, it is not a cheap treatment, ranging from $700-$1,000 depending on the number of injections needed (1 or 2). I've attached a link from the manufacturer of the product used to prepare the blood sample, etc. (see Protec PRP system) http://www.pulsevet.com/protec-prp-system/about-protec-prp-system Anyone who is familiar with this procedure & can provide some feedback or recommendations about it, I would greytly appreciate it! Thanks so much!!
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