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Is it OK to give Gapapentin for my dogs arthritis this evening

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Is it OK to give Gapapentin for my dog's arthritis this evening after she had a very small dose of Rimadyl this morning (the Rimady dose for her weight is 1/2 tab and she had about 1/8 tab....she shouldn't take Rimadyl at all...liver issues..but she looked uncomfortable)....I know I have to wait for Rimadyl to be out of her system for 3 days before she can take aspirin or cucumin...is this also true of Gabapentin?...thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Whitehead replied 10 months ago.
Hello there. My name isXXXXX It is perfectly safe for her to take Gabapentin with Rimadyl. So there will be no problem with a dose of gabapentin tonight if she had rimadyl this morning. We commonly give these two medications together with no problem. I hope this helps! please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. I would be happy to help! Please do not forget to rate my response so I receive credit for my time.. Thank you!
Dr. Whitehead, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, internship trained, with 5 years of experience in high quality practice treating dogs, cats, and some exotics.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX also been reading about Adequan injections....what is your feeling about giving them a try?

Expert:  Dr. Whitehead replied 10 months ago.
Adequan injections are wonderful I see many dogs have very positive responses when they start this therapy. Some people have a hard time with the idea of giving injections but if you are comfortable with this then it is a great option. There are really no conditions we worry about giving adequan too unlike rimadyl. So definitely worth a try!
Dr. Whitehead, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, internship trained, with 5 years of experience in high quality practice treating dogs, cats, and some exotics.
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Expert:  Dr. Whitehead replied 10 months ago.
Hi Bree,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Lily. How is everything going?

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Started Gabapentin Thursday night and it seems to be working...only been 3 days but I do see some improvement...no more Rimadyl for her....going to get her first Adequan injection next week...thank you SO much, Dr, Whitehead for checkin in with us...much appreciated!...have a great day!!

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