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My dog Sadie is 7 yrs old. she was diagnosed with arthritis…

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Dear Pearl my dog...

Dear Pearl my dog Sadie is 7 yrs old. she was diagnosed with arthritis in her hips. she is on tramadol, rimadyland and takes 3 tablets from nu vet called nu joint ds a day. she just had blood work done and now they say her liver is being affected. they want to put her on denamarin. I'm looking for a subsatute for all these harsh drugs can you help me please?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

In the hips hard to get up

Veterinarian's Assistant: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

Sadie

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sadie?

No not that i can think of

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Sadie's liver is having some trouble processing the medication she is on. Tramadol and rimadyl can definitely cause those things. I would treat her with Denamarin as it is a natural product. I would also ask your vet about alternate pain medications that are not taxing to the liver, such as gabapentin.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you, ***** ***** your info. I will get a hold off my vet.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

You're very welcome. If I have been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi,

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

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