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Talk to me, please:  Pros / Cons / Effectiveness / etc

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You might want to search H&M as well as there's been some discussion in osteo threads. 

My experience, 0/2. I tried it with both Neyla and Zuri when they had osteo, but didn't see much if any improvement from it. But worth keeping in mind that in both cases that was later on when it was getting more difficult to manage their pain. And on the other hand, I didn't see noticeable side effects from it so I would try it again in the future.

Also, you may know this, but it supposedly doesn't relieve pain itself, but enhances the pain relieving abilities of an NSAID so you give them together. 


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We used for Sallie. I didn’t notice that it helped much, but at that point, not much was helping :sad1. Maybe if given earlier, or with less pain? As Jen said, it is supposed to enhance the other pain meds, not relieve pain itself.

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Thank you.


Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno.Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart.

 

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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By the time it is prescribed for osteo our dogs are in severe pain. It does enhance Metacam.

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I used it for my friend's greyhound that I was taking care of while they were overseas. It helped him tremendously, unfortunately it helped him too much. He came in from outside moving slightly faster than he had before, was bearing weight on it and fractured it. I had to let him go 2 days before his family came home. So it can work well, just be cautious.

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20 hours ago, seeh2o said:

I used it for my friend's greyhound that I was taking care of while they were overseas. It helped him tremendously, unfortunately it helped him too much. He came in from outside moving slightly faster than he had before, was bearing weight on it and fractured it. I had to let him go 2 days before his family came home. So it can work well, just be cautious.

I am so sorry that happened to you.

Amantadine has definitely helped and to your point, yes, I am watching like a hawk.


Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno.Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart.

 

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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