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Old 06-02-2014, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
kbella999
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The reason I chose not to do a full hip replacement is her age. I think that would be really tough on a 9 year old. She is doing well on the pain meds (Tramadol) but you can tell she still has pain. Hoping the Adequan will help and I got an acupuncture treatment scheduled for next week. She couldn't tolerate the Deramaxx which did seem to help the pain but caused other problems. At 7 years old, there may be other things they could do for your furbaby, that is why I would recommend a specialist.
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