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    I'm just wondering if anyone has used homeopathic pain relief or has any thoughts on it?

    Taya has arthritis which thankfully is fine at the moment, unless we spend too much time at the beach.

    When I took her to the vet for her cartrophen injection they gave me some Rimadyl for pain relief. I don't have a problem with this in the short term, but I'm thinking that if I give her pain relief long term I don't really want to be giving her drugs all the time. So I'm wondering about the homeopathic thing.... Or will Rimadyl be ok - I don't need to use it very often now that I've figured out the optimum time at the dog beach . Oh and it's also very expensive - almost $5 a tablet!

    (Funnily enough, I 'pop pills' all the time! I should care as much about my health as I do my dog's lol)

    Thaaaaanks

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    When Jess got old the vet reccomeneded I give her Sasha's Blend for her arthritis. It's a powder mix and you put one scoop in their food per day....and it's safe for long term use.
    Here's the website Interpath Sashas™ Australia

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    Wow! Took the words out of my mouth...Ozeymum!

    One of my previous dogs had arthritis and surgery on her knees. After doing the injections and rimadyl ( 58kg dog-not cheap to give meds to). We put her on Sashas blend - I did some research on anti-inflammatories for dogs and decided to look for something that was more gentle on the stomach. I believe it helped her....still gave her injections and rimadyl but only when she had flare ups. There is also a omega3 oil that you can pour over food. Great for skin conditions and joints, but can't remember the brand-sorry! Available in bigger pet shops or vets.

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    Hey.
    My rotti has arthritis and he was on Rimadyl, for a short time at the beginning of his treatment. I also didn't like using it on him tho, and like Magdalena said, it's not cheap for a heavy dog. I was going to try Sasha's blend but our vet stocks a different brand (they reckon Sasha's blend doesn't taste nice to the dogs or something) but it worked out to be $40 for 20 days worth because Diesel is so big. So what i do now is every morning i break open fish oil and glucosamine tablets into some dry food with a little bit of water. Just mix it up and let it absorb for 5 minutes. He is a fussy eater but he loves it. I just get my tablets from the chemist, it's alot cheaper and i can get a few months supply in one bulk pack. Human fish oil and glucosamine tablets are absolutely safe for dogs. I still keep up on pentosan injections every 3 months though.

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    Thanks guys

    I was giving her powdered glucosamine but haven't gotten any more since it ran out, and every now and then pinch one of mum and dad's fish oil tablets but 1 every now and then isn't going to do anything!

    I had given Sasha's Blend some thought a while ago - maybe i should get some...
    or get off my butt and get some glucosamine...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    I'm just wondering if anyone has used homeopathic pain relief or has any thoughts on it?

    Taya has arthritis which thankfully is fine at the moment, unless we spend too much time at the beach.

    When I took her to the vet for her cartrophen injection they gave me some Rimadyl for pain relief. I don't have a problem with this in the short term, but I'm thinking that if I give her pain relief long term I don't really want to be giving her drugs all the time. So I'm wondering about the homeopathic thing.... Or will Rimadyl be ok - I don't need to use it very often now that I've figured out the optimum time at the dog beach . Oh and it's also very expensive - almost $5 a tablet!

    (Funnily enough, I 'pop pills' all the time! I should care as much about my health as I do my dog's lol)

    Thaaaaanks
    Rymadil rots the liver so it is not a long term solution regardless of the price

    You should try some glucosamine hydrochrolide - it works faster than the sulphate OR you should get your sulphate with chondroitin and MSM so that it actually works. Glucosamine by itself will have minimal effect.

    Metacam is excellent - but again as a NSAID it isn'g great on their liver - I use milk thistle to counteract any side effects.

    Fish oil tablets or liquid will also help.

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    Yeah, side effects of drugs- that's why I was concerned about giving it to her!!

    Eeek so many choices! Well I have requested a sample of Sasha's Blend - I'll probably end up getting some...

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    Hi, How much is this Sasha's blend please? I have a kelpie X Pom X Dingo who is currently on Rimadyl and I want to get her off it. It's not only very expensive but also I don't believe it is safe for her.

    Thanks in advance........Tesa

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    I've used Sasha's blend in the past and it was about $50-$60 for a tub that lasts about 3 months. Great if your pup has only just started suffering with stiff joints.

    In the end it wasn't enough for the arthritis that our lovely Brutus was suffering from and we opted for a stem cell therapy our vet recommended, which worked wonders. After only a few days he was in a lot less pain, and then weeks later he could go for his usual run on the beach without any lameness or stiffness.

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    Hi Tesa

    I am onto the second tub now - I bought it online at aussiepet.com.au for $50.85 including postage. This is about $17 cheaper than the first tub which i bought from a vet.

    I agree, it will probably depend on the severity. Taya only has mild arthritis so it has worked wonders on her...

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