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Adequan For Dogs Adequan product review: One of the first products of its kind in veterinary medicine, now in use over many years and thousands of dogs and happy dog guardians , my clinical experience with this pioneering injectable FDA approved joint supplement has also been very positive. By injecting this product intramuscularly, one avoids some of the problems with absorption that is occasionally seen with other natural joint supplements given orally. The polysulfated glycosaminglycan solution quickly goes to the joints that need it, modifying the disease process of degenerative joint disease, by inhibiting enzymes that break down the supportive cartilage of the joints, while at the same time increasing the thickness of the lubricating joint fluid, just as shock absorbers do for ones automobile. The results are a decrease in inflammation and joint pain. I have even used this product in cats on occasion with terrific results, which is so important, given the paucity of effective and safe drugs for cats available on the market for arthritis. Results can be seen within hours to days. I usually will follow the manufacturer's recommendations giving it twice weekly for first 4 weeks. Some pets will have long term relief, while others will need periodic injections anywhere from every 2-4 weeks. I will often combine use of this product with omega 3 fatty acids, as well as antioxidants like proanthozone, also available from 1800petmeds, and find that with this multipronged supplement approach, that I often can avoid the need for stronger prescription drugs which may have occasional side effects. The only side effects I have occasionally seen in animals is very rare bleeding tendencies. This is best avoided by having blood work done first by your veterinarian to make sure there are no pre existing problems of the liver or kidneys that may predispose to this. The only other negative I can see is the need to get your vet to write a prescription for it, and the need for some clients to get over the fear of learning how to give these injections to their pets at home. Once I have shown clients the first time, they often find it quite easy and money saving to do right at home themselves. I give this product an overall efficacy rating of a 5, with an ease of use a 3. . 04/20/2009
helpful Of all med tried this works best. Maggie 14 years old. trouble getting up, down, stairs. This works the best of all, but better 70 % for a week before needs another shot. Vet sez to give under skin behind neck rather than in muscle ?? would intra muscle in trouble area work better ?? 03/19/2015
help!!! After the 3rd injection my dog was nearly unable to walk. She was in some pain prior to injections but was able to go for short walks and get around without assistance. Saturday 2 days after the 3rd shot she laid down in the sidewalk during a blizzard and could not get up. My vet is mystified and I do not know what to do. Has anyone had this issue? any thoughts at all? 02/16/2015
Mr Ripley is 17 and his back legs started to go out. He suddenley would be dragging them behind him. I thought it was neurological but the vet told me it was arthritis. Adequan, along with Dasaquin has made him a puppy again. Remarkable! I love my dog. 01/24/2015
Did nothing for my dog This drug did not make my dog worse, but it certainly did not make him better. I have watched him struggle in pain for long enough. I'm ending the Adequan experiment and putting him on Rimadyl. 10/09/2014
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Small dog has been taking 25 mg carprofen (Novox) once a day. Today, the vet wants to start .25mg Adequan twice a week for four weeks and then once every two to four weeks after that. Is it safe to give the carprofen daily while give twice weekly shots of Adequan?
Answer:There is no known drug interaction between these 2 medications. Talk to your veterinarian if using both are appropriate for your pet.
what if im a Canadian and want to buy adequan and some heartworm meds.? do you accept a Canadian vets info I provide ,do you call or notify him? what if he wont ok it for some reason. im sure the vet here would not give the script if they are getting $49.00 for 1 shot,of 1cc of adequan.i would like to buy it for sure when I can get 100 cc bottle for $149.00 before dec.14. do you have other way of me getting this in this case??
Answer:My young Rottweiler recently had bilateral elbow surgery and is in rehab. The rehab Vet is administering the medication IM into her thigh muscle twice a week for one month and then she will be receiving the medication once a week SQ for life. The scruff of the neck in which you are referencing is SQ. The Vet noted that the IM injection causes discomfort, but is necessary when initiating the medication and stated SQ administration causes minor discomfort if any.
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Answer:Speak to your veterinarian if this would be appropriate to give both to your dog.
If a dog weighs 103lbs. how many treatments will I get out of this product?
I read that some get 6 treatments . How do you know how much to give and where do you insert the needle in the animal? Is this a monthly injection after a few weeks of injections?
Answer:About 6 treatments is correct, the Adequan I purchased came in two 5 ml bottles & my 90 lb dog was prescribed 1.5 ml per injection - which comes out to about 7. Because Adequan is prescription only you would need to see the Vet, who will give you the dosage-my Vet taught me how to give the injection, so I would inquire if your Vet will do this before making an appointment. The injection is monthly after the first few weeks. This drug was the best arthritic medication I ever used for my dogs.
Answer:To be honest, you really need the veterinarian or vet tech to show you exactly where and how to inject your pet in order to make sure it is properly done. The vet will have to determine how much to inject. A dog of this size would get a dose of 206 mg. Your vet may or may not decide to round out that number. You may be from 4 to 5 treatments on your dog depending on the vet's decision.Yes, after the first month. typically you can go to a 2 times a month or even 1 time a month
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