there are so many ways to help your dog that do not involve vet prescribed steroids or damaging side effects of Rimadyl. Keep the dog comfortable , feed high quality protein , allow the dog to move around as he chooses but cut back on strenuous exercise and workouts where there are a lot of bursts , stop and go, quick turns (ball play) . Too much crate time may atrohpy muscle (temporary) , but too much exercise may prolong the inflammation ,which is what panosteitis is.
How to help yourself and your dog -- antioxidants , MSM (an organic nutritional sulfur) , natural Vitamin C complete with co-factors , natural Vitamin E which has 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols - not a synthetic for and not an isolate such as alpha tocopherol (which is what most capsules are but current research questions whether the isolate form has "any" benefit) . Recent research indicates that tocotrienol isomers have significantly better anti oxidant benefits partly because of the better cellular uptake . Omega 3 - anti inflammatory. If feeding high grain diet (omega 6) that is pro-inflammatory. Yucca is a good additive, as are bromelain and ginger, and green tea powder (matcha)
You can go to your local health food store and get pycnogenol a powerful anti oxidant.
or you can look in to the supplements that I have - and a new one not yet listed which has omega 3 rich camelina oil, African Red Palm oil (which also has Co-Q10) and unrefined rice bran oil.
Power of 3-EA's .
lots of ways to help yourself
Last edited by carmspack; 11-19-2012 at 04:23 AM.