Hi, my Vet has suggested changing my dog from Cimalgex to Onsior for anti inflammatory use to see if it improves a limp. Does anyone know if these may upset her stomach as she has a very sensitive stomach. The Cimalgex was fine on her belly but not working on her limp. As we about to start them on Thursday we are off to Cornwall for the weekend and I really don’t want her getting an upset stomach whilst we are in a holiday cottage. If anyone has any experience in using this drug I’d appreciate some feed back. Thank you in advance
Hi Kathryn, Heidi has now got a referral to Anderson Moores Nr Winchester. Her appointment is on Monday. So hopefully they can give us some answers as to whether it’s the elbows playing up again or another issue entirely. The Vet changed her onto Previcox as the Onsior didn’t make any difference. I think the Previcox is helping a little but she still has a noticeable limp. We have been doing some scent work and food enrichement games and some trick training to help keep her mind occupied xxXx
How’s you dog getting on now Sicorbs?
I would say your right that if they aren’t responding to the pain relief that more investigations would be a good idea. It may be that they need to have onsior (or similar) and another drug alongside it too..
Onsior is safe to use for long term but as with any drug, regular check ups +/- blood or urine tests are needed to make sure everything is going ok
Just to say that my dog was prescribed Onsior robenacoxib and took the tablets daily for 2 weeks. At the end of the course, he developed terrible diarrhoea and needed to get up at two-hour intervals overnight. Not ideal. However, in the beginning, this was a miracle drug and at 10 years old he skipped around like a pup. I have since read that the maximum continuous use is 3 days!
It sounds like she also needs lots of enrichment activities to keep her mentally stimulated. Have a look on the CAM facebook page for ideas. There is also a ‘canine enrichment’ facebook page that has lots of DIY ideas as well as product suggestions.