my dog is taking metacam, it is having adverse affects on liver and kidneys, i would like to stop this drug and substitute it for asprin and omega3
As Kai'sMama has wisely advised, aspirin can safely be given to dogs for pain relief and anti-inflammation, but there are precautions and it can have negative long term effects as well. It is very hard on their stomachs, so the dosage per pound is really critical.
You must talk to the vet before you begin administering it. It can also be somewhat dangerous for younger dogs. Please let us know what the vet says and how your beloved dog is doing.
Thankyou to both Kaismama and Happybrandee, i consulted my vet, metacam is an aspirin based drug, vet advised that i continue with this treatment and give him the omega 3 and multivitamins, i also give him vitamin D, green lipped mussell and milk thistle for liver cleansing, if anyone out there has any other tips for my dogs arthritis and spinal problem ( had surgery for slipped discs ) i would be grateful for any advice, he has muscle loss in his back legs which slows him down, he is also loseing hair around his neck and back legs, does anyone know if what im giving him can cause the effect of hair loss. And any tips for increasing his muscle mass, doing physio on him but not much improvement. kind regards to all. Sue Kelly
Thanks for your responce, their seems to be sum degree of imrovement in my old dog murphy since ive started giving him the omega3 and vitamins, he likes his walks, still 3 times a day, and next doors cats keep him active, im also giving murphy PARDALE V tabs (p.o.m.) these seem to stop him from shuffling his weight on his front legs, he is a 45kg german shephard and i will do anything to keep him pain free and active, he doznt seem to be in any pain, just a groan now and then when about to lye down, a bit like us humans when we find it hard getting up from a seated position, i keep an eye on his eyes to make sure that they are not red, he has been prescribed gabapentin in the past but these knock him out, Hope your old dog is doing fine.
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