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I have a old arthritic dog. I would like to know if I can buy Rimadyl and what the price would be.

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December 21, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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Dear Don,

We do not sell Rimadyl. You might want to do some research about side effects when used in certain breeds. Instead we use the nontoxic approach and start with PROMAXOL. It helps to decrease pain, inflammation, and stiffness and stimulate healing. Initially I would give a half dose with breakfast and supper. After improvement is seen you can decrease to a whole dose once daily. For longer term management you can switch to ARTHRO-IONX. You may use either of these with an NSAID such as Rimadyl if necessary. In addition I find it helpful to follow a holistic approach by giving some nutritional supplements to accompany the homeopathic. I would use MSM, probiotics, vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9. Sometimes I also give a perna mussel/ glucosamine/ manganese supplement. If nerves innervating the hindlegs are part of the problem, then giving a choline/ B vitamin supplement called GeriForm is helpful.

I would also suggest an evaluation by a veterinary chiropractor. If a correction is needed, the adjustment can help with better movement. Usually it makes a big difference. Acupuncture is also worth checking into.

Please let us know how your dog responds.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 22, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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