JAJ2010 Posted April 18, 2016 Share Posted April 18, 2016 We have a vet app tomorrow night, but I like to be prepared and try to educate myself beforehand. This is my first go around with an almost 12 year old pup. Rainy is walking slower than a old one legged lady in a walker! She's looking very uncomfortable in her shoulders. Still wants to go for walks and is mentally engaged. Hind end is weak and sways if she is bumped. Still passes the neuro hind end test with flying colors. She is not happy about me flipper her hind toes under. She never had been good about stairs! Fell down the entire flight of stairs in the fall, so she no longer is allowed to decent on her own. Loves sniffing the sniffs outside! She seems to be better in the morning fresh out of bed, and gets progressively more sore throughout the day. I've caught her displaying little shivers/tremors when her ears are not cold to the touch. Thinking it's pain related and she's just being very stoic. I had to pick up her back leg last Thursday morning and she let out a cry. I didn't crank the leg, just lifted it 4-5 inches of the floor. She also looks uncomfortable during her massages. She's on 50mg of Prion twice a day & 75 mg of Rimadyl twice a day. Along with green lipped mussel, fish oil, vit e, glucosamine, and 2 pills of Zeel twice a day. Should I ask about trying Gabapentin? My googling is showing mixed results. What else may help her? I'm of the opinion that I want her comfy & happy even if it shortens her life span. Cost is factor at this point. The Rimadyl & Prion is not cheap. Any advice? Quote ------ Jessica Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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