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My 15 yr old male golden is in 100 mg Gabentin and 20 mg prednisone. We give them to him in one dose every mornimg as a way of managing old dog pain & arthritis. Is this combination a logical mix gicen our goals? He is still mobile although ince a week we have issues with diarrhea in the hoise if we are gone for more than 4 hours.

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Cooper

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He lives with two younger golden doodles and he soends much if the day sleeping. He does respond to visitors and likea to be petted! ss

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

There are many choices to try to keep an older dog with arthritis comfortable. If he still has good kidney function, I might consider a non steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID) rather than the steroid prednisone.

Gabapentin helps with pain, and works well with an NSAID or prednisone.

I also like an herbal product called Doggone Pain, DGP

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

There are many helpful supplements that may reduce his need for pred or an NSAID, such as fish oil for Omega 3s, chondroitin, and glucosamine.

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