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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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13 1/2 yo male red heeler. Arthritis general awkward

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13 1/2 yo male red heeler. Arthritis general awkward sit-stand/stand-sit, heavy panting & drinking a lot more water than past. Can I give him my mobic anti inflammation tablets, if yes how much? He weighs approx 27kg, also can i give him my "glucosamine 1500 with chondroitin" tablets?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: Im wanting to ease his aches and awkwadness
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Hips mainly but sometimes shoulders too, my groomer suggested the meds i mentioned,
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No just old age
JA: Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: Yes eating drinking voiding has normal bowel movements
JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: No, he's does drink alot more water now than he us3d to, which makes him need to wee more often
JA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is the dog behaving differently?
Customer: His awkwadness appears to b3 getting more painful and discomforting to him
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Oscar 13 1/2, red heeler
JA: How old is Oscar?
Customer: 13 1/2
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Oscar?
Customer: Heavy panting Ocasional smelly bowel wind
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 29 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 29 days ago.

1) When was the last time that he had a full panel of blood work performed and urinalysis? Hip x-rays?
2) Any known history of illness or injury?
3) How many milligrams are the Mobic tabs?