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My dog seems to be getting worse with a fused spine. I am giving him 227 Mg of previcox a day but wondering if there are other ways of easing his pain.
Type of Animal
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dog
Age of Animal
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11
Sex of Animal
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Male
Breed of Animal
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Border Collie
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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January 04, 2012
Country
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Malta
X-Ray Results
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Fused spine
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I have some personal experience with this myself (both with me and with my greyhound). My Greyhound "Biggins" had a fused mid-lumbar vertebrae (L2-L4) and slowly showed signs of hind leg pain, muscle weakness, trouble standing etc. He was on previcox for approximately the last 3 years of his life and as the condition progressed we put him on glucosamine, omega fatty acids (both of these help reduce the inflammation), and Hill's Rx food J/D. To help ease his pain we later had to add tramadol and then gabapentin. He did very well for a handful of years but unfortunately all we can do is manage his pain. The vet industry is now recognizing more and more benefits for spinal arthritis with acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, and physiotherapy. so there are a lot of options out there, speak with your vet about which one is right for your dog.
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