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The doctor drew a picture and it looks like the knee. He's on an anti-inflammatory that I don't know the name of. I asked about rimadyl and they said it was similar but you can't get rimadyl here. If it's similar than I think the dose might be too low since it only has a low level impact. The vet said once he lies down, he shouldn't be in pain but it's the process of lying down that's wigging him out. He's pretty high strung anyway...think Marine Corps! Does that help? The doc here wants to give him a glucosamine shot but he doesn't have it available yet. Of course, going to the vet with this kind of dog is a challenge in itself. :-)
Thanks so much for this. I feel much more grounded in how to proceed next. I have some tramadol on the way and am hoping it makes a difference.
Arigato go zaimasu!