My Shar Pai Dora (7yo) was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Polyarthritis (IMPA) over 1 year ago, Her diagnosis was considered to be the more severe type and a cure was noted as unlikely, the vet stated she was "hesitant to say we will cure Dora as some of the boney change may be irreversible. We are hoping to be able to manage her condition and improve her quality of life"
Dora was on a range of medicataion however for the last 6 months and still currently taking Imuran also known as Azathioprine 25mg. Her dosage was dropped down from 1 tablet every 2 days to 1 tablet every 3 days (as of last month) however i noticed a change in her health and started giving her 1 tablet every 2 days again and her health returned to normal.
I am worried that Dora is going to be on medication for the rest of her life, I am looking for a natural alternative to assist with her medication so we can finally drop her dosage down to 1 tablet every 3 days and eventually a less dosage again in the future. I am also wondering if there is anything specific I can give her in her diet to help with any side affects she may have from taking this medication.
I look forward to hearing from you.