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She was put on prednisone when she was still having pain after two weeks. I believe it was a 2 week supply. She had a few doses but was getting better so I stopped it. Never completed the series. I still had it, so when she starting having problems again I re-started it (about a week now). It has helped some. Walking as been hard for her over the last few months (poor endurance). She tires easily, so we just let her walk around our yard (fenced in of course) but often she just finds a soft cool spot to lie.. When she has her good days she likes to leap around/play with me but only lasts a few minutes. I will ask my vet about sending the x-rays out but I'm afraid if it is cancer I won't put her through surgury at her age but if its not will the x-ray make a difference in tx?
Thank you for your advice. It has helped put my mind in the right place and to better prepared for her visit to the vet. I can't think of it right now but she was on a maintaince drug a few months ago but it caused her to lose her appettite and she lost 10lbs like that. I did all I could do to get the weight back on. We stopped the med and her appetite returned. I am pretty sure it was not rimadyl. The problem I am having with the prednisone is she is urinating a lot causing accidents in the "house" during the night and while we are at work. Let me tell you I just can't get the smell out. Does Rimadyl have any side effects I just worrry about such as appetite, weight loss or incontience? I have read that vitamin C and some type of vitamin oil is reccommeded for greyhounds with artritis, what is your opinion on this?