Malli wrote:Yes Joyce, it was all because of you!
Who could not love me?
Malli wrote:What pain meds have you tried?
How old is LiLo? It sounds like you are saying that you need to do something, that something has to change, and I'll agree, from what you've said here, I think so, too.
Oscar can't take the traditional NSAIDs, so he takes Tylenol 3's, and has done really well with them, only need about 1/2 of his dose, and at the lowest time frequency.
I'm not doing Adequann with Oscar yet, saving it a bit, and the Sascha's Blend seems to be helping a fair bit at this point.
The thing with chronic pain is, its a really vicious cycle, they become more and more sensitive to it. I find when Oscar gets sore, a day's worth of pain meds and rest, kind of "re-sets" his pain tolerance. This is what I find, anyway.
Malli wrote:Well, we have a prescription from our vet for Tylenol 3s, so.... nope. It is toxic and higher doses, and should never be used in CATS.
It stressed me out giving him Tylenol because I'd heard lots of crappy things, that it was bad for them. Then I did some reading; at therapeutic levels they'd seen little (or no?) evidence of issues in dogs, so it appears the concerns came from how it affects cats. Just don't overdose. The impression I actually got was that it may actually be safer to give Tylenol then a lot of NSAIDS long term, but this was all from the net, too.
I dunno, ask your vet about your options, what the pros and cons are of different meds.
See how Sasha's does with her, get her pain meds, and go from there?
Malli wrote:I've not tried heat. I'm skeptical, because the pain is due to inflammation... I think heat is good, but not direct heat like with a heated bed. Then again, it might also depend on the dog.
Is Lilo a sensitive dog? Just thinking, Oscar rarely yelps, probably 2 times in his entire life, so if he yelps, I know it hurts bad. I've seen actions(or lack there of) that indicate pain but I can't recall any time he's yelped from his hips...
Try the Sasha's! Did I post that the other day we hiked up a MOUNTAIN?! And, he did GREAT, on the way up AND on the way back! ahead on the climb up (literally a climb in many places, and he needs "help" so that he doesn't slip or jump too far), lagged a bit on the trip down - but we figure his pads were not so tough so a little sore from all the rocks), and on the trail from the mountain that went uphill on the way back, ahead of us! I kept asking him to wait
seriously, I know I sound like an Ad, but try it!
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