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Norm is 10, 11 in August. Has been with us just over 4 years. He came to us on Deramaxx although we never found out why. Tired to wean him off and you could tell he was stiffer and slower. So we continued the D. Then Tanner got sick and he started Deramaxx and Tramadol. Because of the cost of the Deramaxx I talked to the vet about switching Norm to Tramadol and it seems to work. He has been on 50mg of Tramadol daily for about 6 months.

 

We are going away next weekend with Norm. (Thats still so weird. Norm and no Tanner. I actually started to call Tanner in from this mornings out.... :( ) Going to Provincetown Fri, Sat, Sun. Once we're there its all walking, although it will really only be Saturday walking because Fri and Sun are travel days. Because of the all day walking I'm wondering if I should start Norm back on 25mg of Deramaxx now just to "get him ready".

 

Does that make sense, what I'm asking? Any thoughts? Trust me, it wont be constant walking as I cant handle it but I want to make sure that Norm doesnt feel any ill effects from the day.

 

TIA!

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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Yes, makes a lot of sense! I do that before we walk Staggerlee. I'd give it about 35-40 minutes prior to your exercise or walk.

 

Have fun!

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Greyt! Now, how much? (70lbs) And should I only do it on Saturday? Maybe Fri and Sun too in case he gets uncomfortable in the truck? We are also taking the truck for the first time. DP has a Ford Sport Trac so Norm will have the whole back seat. We actually just this morning put the seats down and loaded it up with comforters. We'll be taking a trial run later!

 

So how many days should I give the Deramaxx?

 

Thank you!!!! :)

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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Greyt! Now, how much? (70lbs) And should I only do it on Saturday? Maybe Fri and Sun too in case he gets uncomfortable in the truck? We are also taking the truck for the first time. DP has a Ford Sport Trac so Norm will have the whole back seat. We actually just this morning put the seats down and loaded it up with comforters. We'll be taking a trial run later!

 

So how many days should I give the Deramaxx?

 

Thank you!!!! smile.gif

 

I have 75 mg Deramaxx here. I use 37.2 (1/2) of a tablet here. That should be more than enough.

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I have 100's and I split in half. All 3 days? :blush

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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You can give 50 mg/daily if you want.

 

If you take and split the 100mg into thirds, you'll have close to the dosage I use, which, will be for you about 33 mg. Either way, you can split into third, giving you approx 33 mg, or give the 50 mg.

 

Hope this helps!

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Thank you!!!!!

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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You are not suppose to administer any NSAID without blood work.

 

Why use something if he doesn't need it? Is he on supplements?

 

In our case here, at least, both of my greys who are on Deramaxx, have had recent bloodwork, and do, every six months.

 

I think the OP stated her Norm "came with Deramaxx ..." I assume he his bloodwork has been checked. Also, sounds to me like, she will be using it only once in a while. I am not a vet, but I don't see any problem with this.

 

But, surely couldn't hurt, for the OP to check with her vet. I know many vets who have given Deramaxx, FOR THE SHORT TERM, without bloodwork.

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You are not suppose to administer any NSAID without blood work.

 

Why use something if he doesn't need it? Is he on supplements?

 

In our case here, at least, both of my greys who are on Deramaxx, have had recent bloodwork, and do, every six months.

 

I think the OP stated her Norm "came with Deramaxx ..." I assume he his bloodwork has been checked. Also, sounds to me like, she will be using it only once in a while. I am not a vet, but I don't see any problem with this.

 

But, surely couldn't hurt, for the OP to check with her vet. I know many vets who have given Deramaxx, FOR THE SHORT TERM, without bloodwork.

 

right on all accounts!

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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