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My 11 year old english bulldog has degenerative myelopathy.

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my 11 year old english bulldog has degenerative myelopathy. He is taking 100mg of gabapentin and rimadyl. He seems to be getting worse. Should I up the dosage of gabapentin? He has very little control of his bladder and bowels also. He is still as active as he can be and has a healthy appetite. Is there anything more we can do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
What is Augie's weight (as this determines how much of any drug he can have)?
How often does he have the Gabapentin?
By worse, do you mean that he is struggling more?