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My mastiff. Wont eat at all and he has inflammation on the

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My mastiff. Wont eat at all and he has inflammation on the knee
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 months ago.

Hi there, Do you have a question about Walker tonight that I can help you with?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He will not eat anything and is loosing wait fast
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He has inflammation on the knee the he stopped eating
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 months ago.

Has he seen a veterinarian for this issue? Is he on any medications? Is his knee swollen?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
he has but the madication he gave me did nothing and he is worst
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 months ago.

What is the name of the medication and how much have you given him?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Rimadyl 100mg he gave 20 he already took it all
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 months ago.

If he is still painful despite having been on pain medication, then he needs to be re-examined and you may want to seek a second opinion as there are many things that can cause swelling of a joint and pain. They can have an infection, an auto-immune disorder that attacks the joints or he may have an injury that can be seen on X-rays. For the time being, I recommend keeping him confined so that he cannot move around much as moving will likely make his pain worse. You can offer him a meat based baby food to encourage him to eat (no onions or garlic) or mix it with his regular food.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok is their anything else i can do
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He just smells the food then he walks away
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 months ago.

Dogs do not tolerate over the counter pain medications as well as people do and I can't recommend any human medications that are over the counter for him at this time as he needs a prescription pain medication called tramadol and gabapentin. Your vet can prescribe these for him.