Adaquan. Update

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Buster is really suffering from his arthritis, and I am at a loss how to help him. He is on Gabapentin, Rimadyl, Glucosamine and green lipped mussel powder. I hate he has to take Rimadyl but he can barely move without it. I have tried CBD oil and nothing. Someone suggested Adaquan but apart from what I see on the internet, I know nothing about it. He is going to the vet Thursday morning. Thoughts, anyone?
 

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No thoughts on that but have you tried turmeric paste? I swear by it for Jax and his achy joints. It’s super easy and quick to make.
 

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Buster is really suffering from his arthritis, and I am at a loss how to help him. He is on Gabapentin, Rimadyl, Glucosamine and green lipped mussel powder. I hate he has to take Rimadyl but he can barely move without it. I have tried CBD oil and nothing. Someone suggested Adaquan but apart from what I see on the internet, I know nothing about it. He is going to the vet Thursday morning. Thoughts, anyone?

I have a dog with very bad arthritis, I give her freeze dried Green Lipped Mussel powder and it has taken the limping away, and made her arthritis almost non existent.

How long have you been giving the green lipped mussels for??

Does he get omega 3??

What is he on for food? Just curious cause raw diet is best for dogs with inflammation and doesn’t have the starch/carbs that cause inflammation, so it’s good for preventative too.
 
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I have a dog with very bad arthritis, I give her freeze dried Green Lipped Mussel powder and it has taken the limping away, and made her arthritis almost non existent.

How long have you been giving the green lipped mussels for??

Does he get omega 3??

What is he on for food? Just curious cause raw diet is best for dogs with inflammation and doesn’t have the starch/carbs that cause inflammation, so it’s good for preventative too.
He has been on the mussel powder for a month (your recommendation) and no, I have not put him on Omega 3. I will do that.
I feed him Zignature. I would like to do raw but cannot find a reasonably priced source and also do not have a freezer for storage so can't buy in bulk.
 
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No thoughts on that but have you tried turmeric paste? I swear by it for Jax and his achy joints. It’s super easy and quick to make.
Thanks. Will definitely check it out.
 

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He has been on the mussel powder for a month (your recommendation) and no, I have not put him on Omega 3. I will do that.
I feed him Zignature. I would like to do raw but cannot find a reasonably priced source and also do not have a freezer for storage so can't buy in bulk.

Ok, omega 3 source such as pollock oil or herring oil is a good source of omega 3.
Definitely recommend keeping him on green lipped mussels, Very good for joints and arthritis.

Right, now I remember, I forgot I asked you before what you feed him.

Tumeric is also good, I give open farm beef bone broth which has the tumeric already in it.
 

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Adequan shots have really helped with my bulldogs arthritis pain! I'm able to do them at home now and they've been a big help!
 

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Buster is really suffering from his arthritis, and I am at a loss how to help him. He is on Gabapentin, Rimadyl, Glucosamine and green lipped mussel powder. I hate he has to take Rimadyl but he can barely move without it. I have tried CBD oil and nothing. Someone suggested Adaquan but apart from what I see on the internet, I know nothing about it. He is going to the vet Thursday morning. Thoughts, anyone?
We have tried gabapentin dasequan, fish oil and a couple months ago adequan shots on our boy. we had to take him off all of that because he started to have an adverse reaction. We saw a new vet for a second opinion and we are now doing cold laser treatment along with the cbd fish oil and dasequin was a recent add on. The laser reportedly targets the inflammation and helps soothe the area allowing relief . I was told that although its called cold laser its actually warm. We are only 3 weeks in and he seems to be doing better ... it was surprisingly inexpensive in comparison to some of the other medication, testing etc. Not sure of this is available at your vet.
 
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Just got back from the Vets. It was quite a lengthy visit but the end result is that neither Adaquan nor Laser treatments will help him. Buster's arthritis is in his elbows and he said it is the very worst place to get it. If it was his hips or shoulders, it would be a different story. He said it doesn't matter what breed of dog it is, it would be the same for a German Shepherd or a Lab, it is not specific to Bulldogs. He has to lose weight so we will cut his food back yet again and give him more veggies. He says to continue what we are doing and agrees with adding Omega 3. I forgot to ask about turmeric, but I will try it anyway. I am grateful that he didn't say, sure, on the Adaquan or Laser and sell me something that ultimately would not help. I trust my vet completely.
There were 4 other bulldogs waiting to be seen, all different shapes and sizes! It's a great place to bulldog watch!
 

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Just got back from the Vets. It was quite a lengthy visit but the end result is that neither Adaquan nor Laser treatments will help him. Buster's arthritis is in his elbows and he said it is the very worst place to get it. If it was his hips or shoulders, it would be a different story. He said it doesn't matter what breed of dog it is, it would be the same for a German Shepherd or a Lab, it is not specific to Bulldogs. He has to lose weight so we will cut his food back yet again and give him more veggies. He says to continue what we are doing and agrees with adding Omega 3. I forgot to ask about turmeric, but I will try it anyway. I am grateful that he didn't say, sure, on the Adaquan or Laser and sell me something that ultimately would not help. I trust my vet completely.
There were 4 other bulldogs waiting to be seen, all different shapes and sizes! It's a great place to bulldog watch!
Sending lots of love and healing prayers…. I hope you can get his weight down and that helps relieve some pain. I also use the turmeric paste for Cheli’s back and as a preventative for Lambeau
 

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