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DateNov 13, 2022
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicHis back legs are not real steedy sometimes it seems like he's on skates.this have just started the last few months.he also is scratching and chewing his backside.his appetite is still good. and scratching
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Question:

I was hoping the is something u suggest medicine wise.

Answer:

I would really need to examine him to make any recommendations so see your veterinarian if his issues continue or worsen.

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DateJul 28, 2022
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicHip Pain in Dog
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I have a 7 year old lab husky mix who is very athletically built and active. She recently cried out upon standing a couple days in a row so I got her an xray and they said significant hip dysplasia on her right hip. Her stance is close together on the back end but besides that she exhibits no signs of disease. Would surgery- like FHO or THR- soon be the best step for her? Or since she is still active would supplementation and exercise/ PT be the best approach? I am trying to figure out if the surgery will give her more comfortable years and be preventative of future pain or if it would cause more issues because she isn't so far advanced that she needs the operation and potential complications? Thank you for your opinion!

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Honestly, I would need to look directly at her x-ray and examine her to give you the best advice - this is always a hard call and very individualized. It totally depends on the severity and how uncomfortable she is, so continue to speak with your veterinarian who has access to all of that information.

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DateMar 7, 2022
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicGabapentin, we give her 2 a day and a half of dermax
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My golden doodle has bad hip dysplasia. We currently give her 2 gabapentin a day and a half ofdermal. Is it okay to give an additional gabapentin?

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I would need to know how much she weighs and how her last bloodwork looked (liver function, kidney function, etc.) to be able to answer that so consult your veterinarian for the best advice.

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DateFeb 19, 2022
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeCat
TopicGapabentin
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Roady is a 14 year old Maine Coon. Xrays indicate that he doesn't have hip dysplasia, but his hips are not formed the best. His vet put him on Gabapentin, @ 2 100 mg caps per day. Can I but Gabapentin through you as the cost is much less and he will probably be on it the rest of his life.

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Yes - here is a direct link to Gabapentin: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Gabapentin-prod11172.html Your veterinarian will have to approve it - they will ask for his/her contact information at checkout.

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DateDec 28, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicAdequen injection on the wrong leg
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Side effects of adequen being injected to the wrong leg

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Adequan is an intramuscular injection. It doesn't matter which muscle of their body is injected.

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DateNov 10, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicWeakness in hind legs
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I was playing fetch with my medium sized Beagle mix and while he was chasing the ball he all of a sudden just stopped like her hind legs were lame and went to lay down. I picked him up and carried into the house thinking he is tired (very unusual for him) but whenever he tries to walk his hind legs stay weak and he almost just drags his paws trying to walk. He doesn’t seem to be in any pain and has a wagging tail. Any suggestions?

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It's hard to guess what is going on with him without examining him - could be many thigns (back pain, hip pain, knee pain, etc.) so have your veterinarian check him out if it continues or worsens. Restrict his exercise (no running jumping playing) until then.

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DateNov 3, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicSevere pain in back hips
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My 3 year old Pyrenees suddenly developed severe pain in her back hips - only affects her when she gets up or runs uphill and then she yelps in pain. Otherwise she runs & walks normally- no limp. Hip dysplasia?

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Hip dysplasia is certainly possible. Have your veterinarian examine her to confirm (and rule out many other causes) and determine appropriate potential treatment options. Here is a link to our article all about hip dysplasia: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/hip-dysplasia-dogs-2.html

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DateAug 24, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicService
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I never know if you want me to respond to these, but they sit in my "open" question list which makes it hard to sift through the ones I need to answer, so I'm responding.

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DateAug 21, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet TypeDog
TopicAlready sent a question to the Vet.
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Gabapentin 100 mg. do you carry it? How much is it?

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Yes - here is a link to it with the price: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Gabapentin-prod11172.html

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DateJun 15, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet Typenull
Topicjoint help
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2 kinds of Glycoflex noticed have 1-1/2 yr aussie doodle has hip dysplasia genetically plus knee joint problems in both back legs trying to give her helpful supplements, vet said vetriscience products good. suggestions & help needed

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Yes, I agree, Vetriscience products are good. So is Cosequin (https://www.1800petmeds.com/Cosequin+Maximum+Strength+Plus+MSM+%26+HA-prod12577.html) and Phycox (https://www.1800petmeds.com/Phycox+Max-prod12041.html)

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DateApr 8, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet Typenull
Topichip dysplasia
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can ammoxicillian be used as an anti inflamatory and pain

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No - Amoxicillin is an antibiotic for infections - it does nothing for pain. (Unless there is an infection of some kind, which there usually isn't with hip dysplasia.)

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DateMar 23, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet Typenull
TopicDegeneration myelopathy
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My 14 year old German Shepherd has my lap at the right rear leg crosses inward towards the left. Any brace or harness that would help stabilize that leg

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I would need to see what she is doing, look at her x-rays and examine her to really make any recommendations. In general, braces don't help unless they are custom made for the dog by an orthopedic specialist, so asking for a referral to a specialist would be a great option.

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DateJan 17, 2021
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet Typenull
TopicTraction or support aid
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My poodle is 13 years old and under the care of our vet for arthritis and hip dysplasia. He still loves to run and play a times during the day. It is easy for him to slide on a turn or lose hind leg strength and balance. We give him Adequan injections every other week so not look for a prescription and he takes joint vitamin. Rather look for types of accommodation to give him more traction at play or support.

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There are many products out there that say they help, like this product, but I can't confirm that because I haven't found one that significantly helps: https://www.amazon.com/PawFriction-Traction-Increase-Your-Quality/dp/B075XT2H5F

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DateNov 7, 2020
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet Typenull
TopicTreament opiton
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My 13 Year old english springer has severe hip pain and we have tried 3 different hip and joint supplements and one of them was cosiquin and she will be 14 next month she is a old girl and we love her but don't want to see her in pain what is the best opiton you recomend

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The prescription NSAIDs provide the best pain relief (Carprofen/Rimadyl, Meloxicam/Metacam, etc.) but continue the Cosequin for the long term health of the joint. There are so many other treatment options, I will attach our article detailing many of these but the article was written a couple years ago and there are even more, so contact your veterinarian to see what might be right for your dog. Here is a link to many over-the-counter and prescription options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/cats-dogs-arthritis-treatment-2.htm

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DateAug 6, 2020
CategoryHip Dysplasia
Pet Typenull
TopicHip Dysplasia/Supplement Advice
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Hi, I have a 2 year old German Shepard/Shar Pei (amongst other breeds but predominantly these) male, neutered. We are 99.9% sure he has hip dysplasia to some degree. I have had him on Cosequin since he turned 1 year old. We have noticed some success and notice that now that he is on the “maitnence” dose that it continues to help. I have a few questions....Is Dausaquin better than Cosequin? Should I and if so when should I give him a break from supplements so he does not become immune to them? If I do give him a break, for how long? Thank You for your time and help!

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Cosequin & Dasuquin carry many different products each but are very similar, so look at the active ingredients of the one your are choosing and compare the active ingredients. The ones with MSM are superior.

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