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    Not Tolerating NSAIDs

    Griffin will turn 7 in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, he's had off and on issue with his right front leg for years. Nothing major but it needs to be monitored. I've been trying unsuccessfully to use various NSAIDs on an as needed basis. He's had Meloxicam, Novox/Carprofen and now Previcox. The vet ran some blood work on him a few weeks ago to see if he's having some liver issues. His ALT was raised by a hair but all other measurements were good including kidneys. She suggested the Previcox because it is metabolized more by the kidneys than liver and felt this may work. He did good on the Previcox (from the Vet) for a week. When I got a refill through Chewys he had the problem again two days in.

    His issue is he vomits. Lately it's been many hours after dose administration. For example, he'll get his dose at 5 pm an hour after dinner and he'll throw up at 8am a couple hours after breakfast. He's on daily prilosec while on the NSAID and the NSAID is given with a small amount of food an hour after he eats.

    Anyone have any tips on how to get their dog to manage NSAIDS better? I asked the Vet about Nasua meds but she doesn't want to conceal the fact that he's vomiting as she wants to know when that happens.

    Next steps are Galaprant, Adequan and other arthritic therapies...

    Thanks for any tips.
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    Poor Griffin .
    Anyone have any tips on how to get their dog to manage NSAIDS better?
    Nux vomica might work.

    Got a human story for you which just happen 3 weeks ago. My sis (who can put into words what she's feeling) injured her knee badly, doctor told her to take NSAIDS, they hit her stomach hard! She knew better and then looked into alternative meds for pain and severe inflammation. 2 days after taking Bryonia and Arnica 4X daily, resting and icing her knee, the swelling went down a lot and she was able to toe-touch walk with crutches. Now 3 weeks later, she's walking flat-footed with a cane and had no side-effects from the meds and is now also pain-free.
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    My Dan was on Galliprant because he had elevated ALT (which never led to a problem). I always gave NSAIDS with a bit of yogurt in the food (as I did with antibiotics...same reason) and, once I started doing that, none of my dogs (Akitas, Labs, and Lab/mix had digestive issues with any NSAID. Our vet didn't want to pile on additional meds because of the ALT and, unfortunately, the Galliprant got weaker and weaker in Dan's system and, even with increased dosing, didn't contain his pain (disc issues).

    I used plain non-fat yogurt.

    Good luck.

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    I think it's still hard to get Cartrophen Vet (easier on the liver than carprofen) in the U.S. but it has helped a couple of my dogs and a cat. Vet showed me how to inject myself. Another option to consider - acupuncture and cold laser. Oban got these from his Holistic/Integrative Vet and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
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    I always give NSAIDs with food and have never had any issue, but you could try Pepcid or something similar to coat the stomach too.
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    Also there's something new going on, Librela injections, I see many people are really satisfied with it, perhaps ask your vet about it? I am not sure if it's avalable in the US.
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