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Jakey is moving much better today on metacam

  • Magical Thyme (2855 posts)
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    Jakey is moving much better today on metacam

    much much better than no pain killers, better than just aspirin. He can negotiate steps much easier now, too. Still a bit stiff when he first gets up, but his tail is wagging at a normal happier speed instead of the slow, obligatory wag. Closer to where he was last fall.

    thank you all for your good thoughts.

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  • elias39 (3064 posts)
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    1. That sounds fantastic! And as it builds up in his system

    he’ll probably be better still. Happy for you And Jakey.

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  • Silver Witch (4702 posts)
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    2. My old boy did much better with metacam.

    I hope he keeps improving. Our furry friends are our best friends.

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  • Haikugal (5221 posts)
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    3. Is there a down side to metacam? Ulcer etc.?

    I’m happy he feels so much better. It must be a relief to you. My old fella is becoming slowly paralyzed in the back end…I feel for you.

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    • Magical Thyme (2855 posts)
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      4. there are potential side effects, such as diarrhea and gastric upset,

      which are preventable. He gets a pepcid ac 15-60 minutes before the metacam, which I give him with his meal. Long term, there are potential risks for some. The benefits outweigh the risks for an old dog with dysplasia and arthritis, who likely won’t be around long enough to experience the risks.

      • Haikugal (5221 posts)
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        5. Thx

        My best to you and Jakey :hug:

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