My 12.5 year old dachshund mix (45#) lost a toe to cancer last winter, and has been limping badly ever since. She was on Previcox for pain relief following the amputation, and for several months since. Previcox is extremely expensive and doesn't give her any relief. Following an internet search for a solution, my question to the doctor was a concern for drug interference with her thyroxin (she's had hypothyroidism for years).
The doctor gave a thumbs up for Rimadyl, but did not stock it. Thus we are now using 1 - 75 mg. Rimadyl daily. It works for the first 10 to 12 hours, but she is limping again by evening, thus we do our exercising in the morning, 20 minutes after she has taken her Rimadyl. I love having my bouncy walking partner back, even if it is for only those few hours a day.
Thank you so very much.