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      thanks just got off phone with my vet friend and he mentioned a new dog pain drug FDA Approves Galliprant, a New Animal Drug for Osteoarthritis in Dogs

      gonna go see if i can get appt w/his old surgeon...
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      just scheduled chili for the 20th with a surgeon/specialist at local hospital. we will see where this goes....

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      my chili doggie

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      no idea why this forum upload always rotates my pics???

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      Good luck with the appt. Even sideways, Chili is one handsome pooch!
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      Ah, rats! Sending mojo and prayers that it's nothing too serious.
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      Has arthritis set in? When Niner had elbow surgery the surgeon said he will get arthritis and it wasn't an "if" it was "when". So far at 5 1/2 he is fine, but if it's arthritis maybe adequan injections (Charlie does them as he has a slight limp on his left front leg). I believe it has helped. He also takes lubrisyn and Cosequin DS plus MSM.

      Hope Chili won't require more surgery.

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      when chili had surgery on both elbows one was fine and other was "dirty" and got cleaned out....i went with his old hospital vs vet just in case/ease of insurance...his old surgeon isnt there anymore, so I bet bunch of tests/money gonna be spent.

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      Maybe not - if it's arthritis they can determine that from X-rays, but yes if it's something else big bucks. Hope it doesn't come to that.

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      having pet insurance to cover extra testing is pretty huge though, as crappy as this is at least the expensive is not a burden. Or i guess it depends how much they'll cover.

      Fingers crossed for chili, hopefully something that doesn't require surgery.

      I've heard a lot about galliprant, supposed to be much safer but also more expensive (but if covered by insurance, yay!) - we can't really get it here in Canada yet (it's around but vets having a hard time using it for non "in clinic" use even if they do get it).

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      when chili had surgery at 9 months or so, i went thru 3 different vets/billing.....made final insurance claim complicated...Im deciding to go thru hospital 1st as any/all bill easier to claim...

      chili 1st surgery was hard to claim initial visits/tests...I hope all this limping can be fixed w/out insurance. but if many tests are needed, i feel its best to be done at same place.

      the initial cost is huge tho, consult with ortho team at vet hospital is $150 vs a $60 vet visit....but I am betting xrays or other tests will be needed so Im deciding on hospital vs local vet.
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