Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.
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I am sorry to hear about this concern for Maxximus.
Definitely, understand your question. I agree, whenever we can at least reduce the amount of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or steroid being used, that is best.
1. I would definitely consider starting a quality joint support supplement. It's not the cheapest, but you can find it on the internet.
Currently, one of my favorite joint support supplements on the market is Dasuquin or Cosequin. Here is some more information about it. Many veterinarians and clients have observed that after a few months on a quality joint support product, they can often reduce the dose of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications there pets may already be taking. A supplement can take several weeks to observe benefit, so it is important additional anti-inflammatory or pain medications are used in the meantime. Product Information about Dasuquin / Cosequin
Also, an incredible clinically tested food to help with joint problems is J/D. J/D Diet
Another supplement to review would be Adequan injections for joint health. These injections are also quite popular and have helped many pets with arthritic disease. Adequan injections
The J/D food. Interesting diet. After about 4-6 weeks I have had several patients where they were able to reduce the amount of the non-steroidal medication they were giving. Not 100% off of drugs like rimadyl or metacam, but definitely reduced.
Also, many times it is well worth starting a 'true' pain medication like Tramadol. Might also help to reduce the amount of Rimadyl used.Tramadol
Now, you asked about tumeric:
Both of the below links should be very helpful.TumericOther Natural Options
There is dosing information in the link above, and a second link with some extra ideas as well.
Remember, whenever you see information about aspirin, never give any other anti-inflammatory medication at the same time as rimadyl.
Hope that extra information is helpful to you. Wanted to provide some extra stuff to help as much as I can.
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