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Old 09-18-2017, 02:00 PM
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Aww man, I'm so sorry that y'all didn't get better news!

I pray that those medicines work, and his quality of life improves. I'm wondering if the SD food paired with Cytel-M would be enough to improve his joint pain so that y'all could put off the NSAID use. It might be something to discuss with your vet.

https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...l-myristoleate

Here's an article on Cytel-M but it's geared for human patients, Supplements 101: Cetyl Myristoleate - Healthy Beginnings It does go into detail about what to look for when purchasing Cytel-M.

Poking around on Goggle I cannot find any real studies done on cytel-m's use in dogs, but if you like I can pull the ones done on humans, and also reviews on the different Cytel-M products.
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Thanks @Rain

I guess I should have posted what we are going to do for now:

Inj Convenia 48mg SQ
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Metacam 10ml bottle - give 6kg dose SID PO x 5 days then titrate dose to lowest effective thereafter. Monitor closely for GI upset and ensure Keiko is eating and drinking well when medicating.
Omega 3 FA supplementation pending owner's decision on diet change
Otizole (polymixin, pred, miconazole) to apply topically BID pending results

I don't want to change his diet yet...the last time I wanted to switch him (to a raw fed diet) it was too much shock to his system and he reacted very poorly to it. He's had pancreatitis twice (within the span of 10 years) so I'm quite paranoid about any sort of diet changes.

We're going to try the omega-3 FA supplementation first (double dosage)...is that similar to the Cytel-M? That link mentioned it was similar to omega-3 fatty acids but I'm totally medically/vet challenged so all the terminology and medical lingo goes over my head. lol
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Thanks @Rain

I guess I should have posted what we are going to do for now:

Inj Convenia 48mg SQ
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Metacam 10ml bottle - give 6kg dose SID PO x 5 days then titrate dose to lowest effective thereafter. Monitor closely for GI upset and ensure Keiko is eating and drinking well when medicating.
Omega 3 FA supplementation pending owner's decision on diet change
Otizole (polymixin, pred, miconazole) to apply topically BID pending results

I don't want to change his diet yet...the last time I wanted to switch him (to a raw fed diet) it was too much shock to his system and he reacted very poorly to it. He's had pancreatitis twice (within the span of 10 years) so I'm quite paranoid about any sort of diet changes.

We're going to try the omega-3 FA supplementation first (double dosage)...is that similar to the Cytel-M? That link mentioned it was similar to omega-3 fatty acids but I'm totally medically/vet challenged so all the terminology and medical lingo goes over my head. lol
From what I understand it is a fatty aid, but is different from Omegas. The Cytel M seems to work by lubricating the joints and providing some pain relief and anti inflammatory. CETYLATED FATTY ACIDS: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD
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Just sending massive hugs to you and Keiko. It is the only fault of dogs really, they don't stay around nearly long enough.
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Yoshi,

I wish it would have been better for the two of you at your vet visit and appreciate your hardship. It's always nice to hear how much some others truly care for the well-being of their furry friends even when it seems so damned sad at times. Keep a smile on your face for Keiko as hard as it might be at times, I think it makes a difference for your dog.
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Thanks @Shandula and @DriveDog. I always feel like I'm not doing enough...I feel guilty all the time because he can't come along with me and Mia on our hikes or to the beach or even out doing errands. His dementia has made him very anxious in the car (he used to LOVE car rides). Poor guy is pretty much house-ridden but at least he likes the patio. I'll leave the door open during the day so he can walk in and out as he pleases.

I hope the meds can improve his life a little but just even within the last couple of days since the visit he seems to be moving even slower and his back is starting to slope down a little.
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