Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

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Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby Kathleen » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:25 pm

Scarlett has started yelping a couple times a day when she gets up. She will be 13 in April and I have managed to keep her off pain meds all this time even with her arthritis, but I have pretty much exhausted the natural remedies for her. I'm making an appointment on Friday to get her on pain meds. The problem is she has a very sensitive stomach hopefully there is something they can give her with them that will help her stomach.
She is still happy and ornery otherwise. I had to lock her in the house today to keep her from going down the back pasture.

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby connie » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:30 pm

Aw, I'm sorry to hear this. There are so many choices in pain meds now, I hope you find one that works for her and doesn't mess with her tummy! You've tried DGP and the other non-drugs?

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby sammy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:03 pm

UGH I hope you come up with something that works well for her. I'll be paying attention to what you find as I'm sure this is coming down the pike for Sammy at some point.

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby Colleen » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:16 am

Poor Scarlett, I hope your able to find something safe to manage the discomfort/pain.

I'm very impressed with Flexxil, Dillon is on Flexxil for his ruptured cruciate, and Athena is getting it now for her HD. They did OK on DGP, but it didn't seem to give as dramatic an improvement as the Flexxil.

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby yintzy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:12 am

I hope Scarlett can get some pain relief. Hang in there, girl.

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby SherriA » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:56 am

Lots of good thoughts that you can find something that works for Miss Scarlett. I hate to think of her hurting. I hope she's back to her usual ornery self without the painful yelping before long!
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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby luvarescue » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:08 am

Awww- its heck gettin' old!

I hope you find something that works for Scarlett.

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby EllaBella » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:14 am

Poor Scarlett! I hope you find something that will help her.

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby CatStamm » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:27 am

Awww I'm sorry to here you are running out of options for your girl :(
Some suggestions for the tummy would be slippery elm, probiotics, pumpkin, pepcid.... If you haven't tryed any of those :)

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby sammy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:47 am

Just checkin for a Scarlett update.

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Re: Seems to be the Month for Vet visits

Postby Kathleen » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:43 am

I'm heading out in a few minutes. I really hope the meds can give her a good quality of life for a few more years. I feel good I have gotten her this far without them. I knew if we started in at 6 she would be dead by now from organ failure. At least now a few more good years doesn't sound so bad.


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