Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
Any medication can have side effects, depends on the dog, what one dog may do well on , another may not.
I used meloxicalm (human form of metacam) on one of my shepherds for the last 2 years of her life, blood work was always normal.. I've used Rimadyl on one of my sheps, (now passed) for a couple years and again, blood work normal.
However, the meloxicalm did 'nothing' for one of my other dogs..so it's what works.
I like Previcox, used it on my aussie whom is an mdr1 dog, liked the results , I keep it on hand when she's have a 'stiff' day.
While you'll get differing opinions, good results, bad results, just have to go with what works and what your comfortable with
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