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Old 08-09-2012, 07:43 PM
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If pills don't work, liquid Metacam is probably your best bet. Unless she'll eat flavoured tablets - in that case Rimadyl, Previcox and Deramax are all flavoured chewables. Aspirin *might* come in a liquid but if it does you'll have to make sure it doesn't have xylitol and other crap in it.

Is she on a joint supplement? If not you might consider adding it in, along with fish oil. Fish oil is an anti-inflammatory and helps in many different ways with many different things. There is also an injectable joint support regimen called Adequan. I don't remember exactly how often it's given initially and then for maintenance. I think it's fairly expensive, but if it means you won 't have to give oral pain medications and joint supplements every day it might end up being cheaper or at least the same price. All the dogs I've seen get Adequan do amazingly well.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:15 PM
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Don't have any questions to add but I'll send all the vibes you need!
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:42 AM
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Appointment's at 2pm today

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:47 AM
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Awwww everything will be fine ((hugs)) Rosey is a strong pooch!
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:51 AM
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:06 PM
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ok just got home. Had a great visit with the vet.

It's her back. The vet wasn't really surprised.... being a collie type, it was expected well before now. She says that x-rays will likely show arthritis, and that wouldn't really change how we'd handle it, so we opted to not put her under sedation and do x-rays. She thinks even if the fall didn't happen, it would still be there, just we wouldn't be watching as close as we are now and noticing the pain.

The vet was super impressed with her condition (even though I thought she was a little on the skinny side now that she blew her coat and I can see her shape), and really glad with how she's aging/the energy she still has and her puppy antics.

So we got blood work done, and I'll hear today the results. As long as it's not showing any kidney problems, we are to give her Meloxicam (Metacam) as needed, and to not feel bad if that means giving it daily. So long as she's comfortable. The vet is sure that the blood work won't show anything, and will be super surprised if it does, so I was sent home with the meds to wait for a call to say I can go ahead and open them.

She was vaccinated, mainly so she could go to the groomers. 3 year rabies, the last one she'll ever get, because if she's still alive in 3 years, we won't be giving vaccines.

Now to wait for the call to let me know her test results, but I can breathe a little now.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:09 PM
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Sounds like a good plan, and relief for you! Glad everything went well!
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:14 PM
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I'm so happy to hear her vet visit went well! I'll cross my fingers for her blood work to come back without anything bad!
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Blood work came back as perfect
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Yay, happy everything went so well!
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