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    Pray Adequan works

    I have an appointment for my dog next Saturday at the vet for Smokey. He has terrible arthrits in is left elbow. I have tried all kinds of medications from my vet includeing: metacam, previcox, asprin, glyco flex stage 3, chondro flex, and rimadyl. On Saturday I am going to try an Adequan shot. It is a steroid shot and is supposed to have no side affects like NSAIDs. I have already researched this medication awhile ago, but I thought it was to expensive, but one of the people we clean for they have a dog that has arthrits pretty much his whole body and I can see the affect on him. He acts amazing and I can tell when he gets his shots. I will have to go once a week for 1 month then once a month. The shots are only $20 and I will only have to pay the $50 office visit the 1st time I go. I really hope it works. I am tired of seeing him in pain and limping so bad. I hope hope hope it helps him like it does the dog that I know.
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    Re: Pray Adequan works

    Adequan isn't a steroid. . .it's joint fluid replacement. Steroids are a last-effort option for bad arthritis, but they do have some nasty side effects. I've heard good things about Adequan. I hope Smokey feels better fast!
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    When I worked in a vet's office I saw great results from Adequan injections. They had clients who had dogs that had been on it for months and they were getting around fantastically.

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    Be aware that it may take a month to see a difference in him. But when it works, it's great.
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    If it doesn't help, see if you can find a veterinary acupuncturist near you. It has really helped my neighbor's dog.

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    I have heard and seen good things with it so I really hope it helps, yes I was thinking that it would take a month or so to take affect. It is worth it if it makes my baby feel better. He is in a lot of pain.
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    I work in a vet practice that uses a similar product called cartrophen (works in the same way) and use it on two of my own dogs. I have seen some very positive results with this product. Just like other posters have mentioned, it is not a steroid which is a good thing because it doesn't have side effects like steroids do. Also as previously mentioned, it can take some time to work, and it's not a miracle drug (although some people say it is..!) and if the arthritis has progressed significantly there is only so much it can do. That being said it does help and I hope you see positive results!!!
    Sounds like you have been consulting with a veterinarian for some time about this problem so these questions are probably redundant but is your dog overweight? Have you taken measures to keep your dog from cold/damp/hard surfaces? Have you looked into low impact exercise (hopefully your dog likes to swim??)

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    No he is not over weight. He eats EVO salmon and herring dog food and EVO red meat. He doesn't like to swim, but we go anyway sometimes. He has 2 dog beds both are orthopedic and I put a heating pad on his arthritis sometimes to.
    Love my 3 Year old Rescue German Shepherd Chief and my 17 year old Husky/Shepherd Smokey

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    My chow gets a shot every month... my vet showed us how to give the shots. We buy the Adequan from him and he gives us syringes. Saves money and stress!

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    Adequan is wonderful! My male had OCD, left shoulder (joint "mice"), and was told surgery the only alternative. I chose Adequan injections instead. 7+ yrs. later, he's still doing great!

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    Well its started. He got his 1st shot today. I am going back 9/11. He wants to do it every 2 weeks for awhile then once a month. Only $20. I hope ot helps. He said it could take 2 months to show affect.
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    I hope it helps him too. It took quite a long time before Georgie showed any improvement when he was getting adequan.
    Good luck with it!
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    Re: Pray Adequan works

    He just got his 3rd shot today. He is getting his 4th shot on the 9th. He will also be getting his rabies, distemer, fecal test, heartworm test and others. It will be a total of $214 with all the shots and some more heartguard medicine.
    Love my 3 Year old Rescue German Shepherd Chief and my 17 year old Husky/Shepherd Smokey

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    Re: Pray Adequan works

    Quote Originally Posted by frillint View Post
    He just got his 3rd shot today. He is getting his 4th shot on the 9th. He will also be getting his rabies, distemer, fecal test, heartworm test and others. It will be a total of $214 with all the shots and some more heartguard medicine.
    Have you seen any improvement? I've heard wonders about Adequan, and if metacam doesn't seem to help my arthritic dog I'm going to consider that route. Hope it's helping Smokey some

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