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kbella999 06-20-2014 09:23 AM

Rusti update - hip dysplasia
 
Rusti will be getting her 6th Adequan injection today and I am super happy to say that there has been a huge improvement this last week. She will get 3 more injections (all have been in the muscle by the vet so far), then we go to maintenance mode at 1 a month. I plan on giving her the monthly injections myself (under the skin).

wyoung2153 06-20-2014 10:05 AM

I am not too familiar with HD but it sounds like good things are happening for you guys.. So that's good!!! I hope there continues to be improvement!!

asja 06-20-2014 12:55 PM

Are you giving the loading dose once a week, or twice a week? I used Adequan on my older dog, and it worked great. I hope it helps your dog.

kbella999 06-20-2014 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by asja (Post 5668785)
Are you giving the loading dose once a week, or twice a week? I used Adequan on my older dog, and it worked great. I hope it helps your dog.

Thanks. She is getting it twice a week now. I wasn't sure it would help her so I am really happy to see improvement.

Pioneer53 06-20-2014 02:49 PM

Glad this is working for your dog. :)

Our oldest is on Adequan SQ (at home) for her hip & knee and does great. A month was too long between injections for her, we had to go back to every two weeks. Keep notes and let your vet know if you see her not doing as well before a month is up.

rocky_oana 06-21-2014 10:45 AM

Hy! I am sorry for barging in like this...I am not a member of your forum, but I have an 11 year old german shepard with arthritis. He took Aplazyl at the beginning of this year, but he started having pain in his back legs a few weeks ago. We gave him some noninflammatory medicine, but a week ago his pain got back and we put him on Aplazyl again. Yesterday he barely walked up the stairs and has difficulty in walking in the house. What do you suggest? We haven't made any x-rays on his legs...Please give me some advice because I can't stand knowing he is suffering like that...Thank you!

kbella999 06-21-2014 07:16 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the interval between injections. I'll ask the vet about that. Maybe I should start out at every two weeks with her.

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Originally Posted by Pioneer53 (Post 5669305)
Glad this is working for your dog. :)

Our oldest is on Adequan SQ (at home) for her hip & knee and does great. A month was too long between injections for her, we had to go back to every two weeks. Keep notes and let your vet know if you see her not doing as well before a month is up.



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