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Old 08-01-2017, 10:48 AM
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Originally Posted by hiero2 View Post
Gabapentin. Rimadyl. Tramadol. Do you realize your dog is doped to the gills? Now, gabapentin and rimadyl, taken alone, are probably comparable to taking a daily dose of aspirin, plus a bit. Tramadol, though, is heavy duty. Take them all together? If a human did that, they would be feeling pretty sweet.

No he is not. I said the last two were an "as needed basis". He is still up and playing (more so because he is drugged to the gills.....)

I have RA. I take tramadol along with anti inflammatories when needed.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:13 AM
Location: Raleigh
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Ah Jeez...tearing up thinking about the last Golden we had to put down.

I would say, when they don't enjoy sitting in the morning sun, when they don't get happy when you walk in, when they won't eat, when they have trouble toileting or breathing...its time.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:32 PM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Our deceased golden died at 13. He had arthritis, then started going downhill. Couldn't get up even to go to the bathroom, so we carried him to the potty (refused to go on a pad). The pain became so great he couldn't eat or drink. At that point, we had to make the painful decision (which remains the hardest I'll ever have to do).

Our current dog, adopted at 11, we discovered has arthritis. Of course, I was initially scared, based on our experience with Sam. However he seems to be responding to the glucosomine so we'll wait and see.
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