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Linda Simmon
Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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Lab she is 11 years old with arthritis can’t get her to a

Customer Question

Lab she is 11 years old with arthritis can’t get her to a vets can you recommend a pain killer .she is on yumove but not doing much for her .
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Where does the Lab seem to hurt? How long has this been going on?
Customer: Back leg she has had the problem on and off for years but this time going on for about four weeks and getting worse.
JA: Is she taking any medications?
Customer: only yumove which she has been having for two weeks
JA: What's the Lab's name?
Customer: Charlie
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Charlie?
Customer: no
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Charlie.

Is she holding her leg off the ground?

Is she offer her food, vomiting or drinking more?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Holding leg off ground and eating not as much drinking ok no vomiting
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** she ever been prescribed any medicine for this?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
a very long time ago about 5years I and remembered what it was and she had a injection
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Ok, thank you.

I am typing my reply now.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

For Charlie to receive the correct and safest medicine, he does need to see a vet in person.

This is so we can weigh him and check his joints.

It is also important that we check his liver and kidney function with a blood test given his age and the fact that he is eating less could be a sign of a medical condition at his age.

Also, he will need prescription medicine such as pain relief (like Tramadol, Gabapentin or Amantadine) and anti inflammatories (like Meloxicam).

At home, try to keep him slim and continue his joint supplements. He should have a padded, orthopaedic bed and should receive a small amount of consistent exercise each day.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

I do hope this has helped and please let me know if there is anything else,

Take care,

Linda.