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Hemet Ca.
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21 January 2012 - 8:00 pm
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Roman has been having severe arthritis pain since friday, when it got rainy, in his back hips. He started tramadol and gabapentin today but he still seems tortured when he tries to stand, he cries and will run to get outside then roams the yard with his tail between his legs. My husband is out of state for work until the 3rd. And I’m so stressed seeing roman suffer. Does anyone have experience with this type of behavior??

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Poor Roman, I can definitely relate. My hands and knees have been screaming at me all day. But if the NSAIDS aren’t helping, then you should probably give your vet a call… It could be a tweaked nerve or something more painful than just arthritis.

Hopefully he’ll feel better once the meds kick in.

Rio’s momma

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Diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer in June 2007. Left rear leg amputated Feb. 8, 2011.
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21 January 2012 - 8:13 pm
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He was at the vet today…hopefully the pills will start to help … I’m so worn out from worry.

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21 January 2012 - 8:20 pm
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Oh, I hear ya… That worrying definitely takes it’s toll. But don’t hesitate to call your vet if the meds don’t work — that’s what you pay your hard earned money for.

the Woo

~ ~ Rio ~ ~
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April 2000 – January 20, 2012
Diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer in June 2007. Left rear leg amputated Feb. 8, 2011.
Mets discovered Aug. 31, 2011. Read more of Rio's story here.

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21 January 2012 - 8:36 pm
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our little girl jane would get that in her hips and lower spine.  we found that acupuncture offered the best relief for her, and it had residual effects.  if you have a 'needles vet' nearby, you might want to give that a try.  gayle also loved the needles for her flexibility and for improvement of her immune system.

 

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When Roxy has a particularly painful flare up her vet will put her on prednisone . She usually does 20mg for 3 days and then 10mg every other day for a week or so. Steroids aren’t a great thing long term but they are a powerful anti-inflammatory. Roxy seems to feel really good on them. You might ask your vet what he thinks about that.

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Roman we hope you feel better, it sounds really painful.

Have you tried gentle massage? These posts explain how you can do it, which can benefit him right now.

Check out this post where we talked about chiropractic and acupuncture care, I think you might find it's worth looking into if you are able. Keep us posted on how he's doing OK?

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