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    FLEXICOSE a natural anti inflammatory and DERAMAXX a nasaid

    Hi folks, I don't have my picture up yet because I'm new. I was researching natural anti inflammatory because my pet dog Randy, who is 11 and 80lbs, has become stiffer since late last year. Also, he has been limping a little bit and so we've taken him to his vet who prescribed Deramaxx. He's been on it for several months, had is blood work taken initially and all signs were good. Lately, he's been very sleepy and kind of out of it. My partner jokingly calls it doggie dementia, but he's not doing anything that would justify that diagnosis. I would describe it as being wasted, or spaced out. I don't know, just not himself. So I researched the drug Deramaxx, and read a lot of bad things about it, so I decided to wean him off of the Deramaxx and only give him a little bit on a daily basis. After a couple of days, he was much, much better coherently and didn't seem to be limping or too stiff after a week of weaning him off it. I also decided to have another blood panel done and everything came back normal. But, the other night, I woke up to him yelping in pain. I found him by the couch with his arm up, not wanting to put any weight on it. He was limping so badly I thought he broke something or got his joint out of the socket. I got him to settle down and placed a couple of ice packs on his arm and I also gave him a full tablet of the Deramaxx. After a little bit, he seemed to relax and was able to sleep. In the morning, he had a little limp but not as bad as the night before and he was a lot better. I'm assuming he tried to get up on the couch and pulled a muscle while doing so. I'll give him his full dosage for the next few days and go from there.
    I'm still reluctant giving him the Deramaxx, and so I did some research on a natural anti-inflammatory and found a product called Flexicose that contains many natural ingredients that are suppose to reduce inflammation and for joint care.

    I'll check with my Vet, but I was wondering if anyone gives their pet Deramaxx and at the same time, Flexicose or something that has Glucosamine, vitamins, Yucca, Chondroitin, MSM, Omega 3 fatty acids, Boswella, Manganese and hyaluronic acid (all found in Flexicose).

    I'm sorry for the long message but I do appreciate any feedback..thanks in advance,
    Paula

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    Re: FLEXICOSE a natural anti inflammatory and DERAMAXX a nasaid

    I give my 80 pound LabX one (1) osteo-biflex (the human medication). It is a glucosamine/ chondroitin (and a few other little things I cannot remember off the top of my head). He also gets a buffered aspirin every once in a while (roughly once every 1-2 months) with his dinner if he seems more achy than usual. I have never given any prescription medications for his arthritis we have always just used OTC medications. He has taken to them well and has showed marked improvement. Just know with the Osteo-Biflex it takes a few weeks to kick in and you to start seeing an effect from the medications.

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    Re: FLEXICOSE a natural anti inflammatory and DERAMAXX a nasaid

    Hello and welcome!
    I'm not familiar with the meds you mentioned but my 11 yr lab has a partially torn ACL and arthritis. I tried different prescription drugs with him and Tramadol has been the one thats worked wonders for him. I give it as needed and it makes him comfortable, without doping him up or causing an upset stomach. Not a bad idea to have something stronger on hand for bad days. Good luck!
    ~ Teri

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