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Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
I am so sorry that it has taken so long to answer your question....I am also sorry that, because of my location, I cannot make phone calls that are reliable but would like to try to help.
It appears that your sweet Bamboo has arthritis secondary to this injury in the past and will always have trouble with this off and on due to aggravating this by certain movements. the first thing to do is to eb sure to give bamboo a daily supplement of Glucosamine/Chondroitin available at the pet store. This will add lubrication to his joints and decrease discomfort. This often will decrease the need for anti inflammatory medications such as Previcox.
It may be that the expired Previcox has lost some of its efficacy so a new prescription will probably help Bamboo past this. There are times that dogs will develop a partial immunity to the medication and changing to another such as Derramax may be the next choice. Because of this injury, he will always need some form of pain reliever so start with the Glucosamine/Chondroitin and then keep the anti inflammatory medication on hand when he has bad days.
Does that make sense to you?
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