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Old 06-20-2014, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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).
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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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Old 06-21-2014, 10:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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!
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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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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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