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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Previcox, elderly rescue GSD

I am in the process of adopting a 10 year old cruelty case German Shepherd,Nicky..She has arthritis in her stifles and the rescue center on vet's advice have put her on Previcox, daily. Does anyone have any advise on alternatives for this drug,any advice most welcome.
She couldn't walk at all when first rescued as she also had no muscle.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 04:15 PM
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I've used previcox with good results for one dog, did nothing for another.

I like tramadol for pain, the human form of meloxicalm for arthritis.

If she is doing well on the previcox I wouldn't mess with it

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I have an 11 year old female who has been on Previcox for two years. I believe that she is able to walk because of it! I let her exercise at her own pace. She has that bunny hop thing when she runs but she has a good quality of life adn is able to move around quite well..
Oh yes, I first tried Rimadyl and she reacted very badly to that but with Previcox no problems.
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oops I forgot to say THANKS for adopting Nicky!! Great to hear that she is getting a good home. Thank you!
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I like tramadol for pain, the human form of meloxicalm for arthritis.
Are you saying tramadol is like meloxicam, or did you mean tramadol comma AND meloxicam?


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Thank you so much for your replies..This is a drug that i am not familiar with so was concerned about side effects with long term use.Do you think massage or hydrotherapy would help, or is she too old to gain any benefit from this.
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tramadol is a pain reliever, I have used it in conjunction with previcox.

And YES I definately think hydrotherapy, massage, and even chiro could help.

The first two I would think being the most help especially with rebuilding muscle tone

I also have used MSM w/glucosamine.

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Thank you for the information..We have a canine hydrotherapy center 6 miles away.
As soon as i know if they will let her come home with me i will contact them.
Looking forward to tomorrow when i can see her again.
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Hydrotherapy is great, and most dogs love it! Let us know how your visit goes - how much longer before you know if she is yours?
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I've used previcox with good results for one dog, did nothing for another.

I like tramadol for pain, the human form of meloxicalm for arthritis.

If she is doing well on the previcox I wouldn't mess with it
Sorry- just wanted to point out tramadol is the generic of "Ultram" that people take. Meloxicam = "Mobic".
Not sure if you were saying tramadol was the equivalent to meloxicam or that you like both meds...

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