We woke up one morning lately to Sinbadd laying in the yard yelping in pain like we have never ever heard him before. We weren't able to get him to the Vet because I was out of town and I have to take him. The Vet was nice enough to provide some pain meds, Tramadol and Rimadyl 100mg and in about 3 days when I could get him to the Vet to be x-rayed he was doing great, even jumping and playing to the point that we thought we needed to calm him down. The Vet diagnosed him with Spondylosis and gave him Prednisone in place of the Rimadyl and he doesn't seem to be doing well at all now. He is hobbling, in some pain, and very slow. We wonder if he needs to be off the Prednisone and back on the Rimadyl and if he was misdiagnosed. We saw the x-rays but we couldn't tell, of course, and we are concerned that he isn't better but worse. It's only been two days. What do you think we should do?
Thank You So Much!! That really helps! We started him on the Prednisone with one dose yesterday and two doses today, ( I'm not sure the MG). Would we still need to follow those directions of cutting it back? If so, that's exactly what we want to do.
You have to have the Rimadyl prescribed right? I don't know if his current Vet would agree to that. What signs would be there if he did have a bad case of Spondylosis? I'm assuming he would become paralyzed or very immobile.
Ok, you've really answered our questions! Our vet said that this would eventually take him out and that we would have to bring him in at some point to put him down because of this, so you can imagine how distressed we were, he's been part of the family for 12 years! You have helped us so much!! Thanks again!!! I'll give you the best rating!