D'Elle Posted December 29, 2013 Report Share Posted December 29, 2013 My female border collie, Kit, just turned 12 and has osteo arthritis in her lower back. She does not have hip displaysia. she limps and gimps around a lot, and is grouchy with all the other animals if they get near her. My regular vet had her on prednesone, but I couldn't stand to give that to her often, even though it helped a lot. I saved up to take her to a highly recommended naturopathic vet, whom Kit and I both really like. Kit got a chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture and was a whole new dog for several days but I cannot afford to keep taking her in for treatments, sadly. The herbs that the vet prescribed did not help, so after a month of them we need to try something else. The next thing the vet is offering is Rimadyl and Tramadol. Rimadyl is probably prohibitively expensive for me. I take Tramadol myself, but am very cautious about it because my internet research turned up a lot of comment about its addictive abilities. I do know it works nicely, though, and acts on me, at any rate, as a mood elevator to some degree. I am worried about giving it to Kit and getting her addicted, though. Does anyone have experience with these drugs for dogs and can offer me any words of wisdom? thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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