Veterinary questions? Ask a Vet for Answers ASAP
Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
I'm sorry that your question was not responded to sooner.
I can see two options here which you could explore:
Firstly is there a particular reason she is on a liquid gabapentin? Gabapentin capsules are much much cheaper (probably £30-£40 per month maximum for a dog of her size).
Secondly if she really does need a liquid version then you could look and see if you can get it from a human pharmacy (it is a human medication), you will need a prescription from you vet but it may work out a little cheaper.
I hope that answers your question? Please let me know if you need any further help.
Ah I see. Unfortunately the liquid version of gabapentin is particularly expensive. Yes you may find it is cheaper at a human pharmacy. There are other medications which could be considered for arthritis which may not affect her liver in the same way. I would ask you vet about Galliprant - it is a fairly new drug of the same class as metacam but it supposed to have less side effects on the liver and kidneys.
That website is American but it has recently been launched in the UK also
You're welcome. I hope you manage to find something that works for your dog.
If I could just trouble you to accept my answer and leave me a rating using the stars at the top of the screen. It enables Just Answer to credit me for my time. Many thanks