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Ketamine for arthritis
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Meg’s mobility is declining, not helped by the inability to access her usual monthly acupuncture and laser during the lockdown. She is having weekly treatments for a while and is also going to have a course of weekly ketamine injections for six weeks. It’s just a very low dose and apparently has had quite remarkable results in some dogs. I’ve searched the forums and see that one or two others have tried it too. I’ll let you know how we get on. I found this info about how it can be used to ‘reset’ the nervous system. https://www.sci…..-sufferers

Meg’s other medication is:

200g Gabapentin 3 x daily

125g paracetamol (tylenol) 2 x daily

50g Amantadine 2 x daily

(17 kilo/35lb dose) Metacam once daily

Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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Clare, bummed that Meg’s mobility is lessening.  Goodness knows you are leaving no stone unturned  in doing EVERYTHING  possible for that girl!!   So cannot even do a “drop off” for acupuncture???   Cannot imagine  the stress you are under.  I know how much those visits helped

I’m  adding a link to a ppst Rene just made about arthritis.  Quite frankly, I’be not gone through it and it may be more of a “generalization ” on weight, traction ,  supplements,  etc.  Areas  the MegAStar  graduated  from uears ago😉   Stuff you you’ve  already done, and are doing.     

          https://tripawd…..-and-cats/

Also, another link that I found had some good “stuff” in it.  You kind of have to comb through  it to find some little “pearls” that you may not have tried.

      http://dogaware…..ritis.html

Thanks so much for sharing Meg’s protocol and the information  on Ketamine.  Sounds so promising!  Will you be continuing  with her other meds, all or part, as you do the injections?  We’ll keep oirmpaws crossed for more improvement.  One thing for sure, Meg is the luckiest dog on the Planet to have you as her BFF hooman♥️

And since you “forgot” to post a pic of Meg and her Guardian, I did the honors1😘

     

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Thanks so much, Sally. Yes, sorry should have been clearer. She can do a drop off for acupuncture now, but it was closed entirely for three months during the full lockdown, so she missed her regular treatments. That’s why she is now having weekly treatments for a while to get her back up to speed.

Yes, she will stay on the other meds and treatments during the ketamine treatment. Thankfully she seems to have a really strong and healthy constitution, and her body seems to handle medication really well. She has regular blood tests to keep a check on liver, kidneys etc. but all indications are that she is in excellent health, apart from her joints obviously…. And the meds don’t dope her out in the least, that would be the day…

So here’s a photo from our recent trip to North Wales…

Thanks for the links, Sally. Will check them out now.

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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Hey Clare, thank you so much for sharing this info and giving it a great topic title to make it easy to find the information. The lovely photos of Meg are a bonus, we so enjoy seeing her over here!

It’s always good to know what our medical options are to help older Tripawds get around better. Meg’s current regimen is very similar to Wyatt Ray ‘s.

I’m curious how the ketamine will work for Meg, since it’s not something our own vet has mentioned for Wyatt, who is also having mobility challenges. I’ll mention ketamine to the vet next time we chat.

I hope the renewed acupuncture sessions can get her mobility back up too. Keep us posted!

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