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Old 01-24-2009, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone given Adequan injections to your pet?

I am thinking about doing this for Varga, but I would like to get some real life feedback on it. I have read that it does some great things, but its not cheap to do the loading dose so I want to be sure.
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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PM MisfitCJ. His girlfriend may have some good info for you on that.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the pm Bev!
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I bet you're gonna try and get your insurance to pay for it, huh.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I bet you're gonna try and get your insurance to pay for it, huh.
I have pet insurance for a reason
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey this is pat's girlfriend (Gabby). Adequan is a great product!! I have seen some really amazing things out of it. It is a little pricy but worth every cent. A couple other things that might help as well; anti-inflammatory, if she isn't already on one get her on it. I would recommend Previcox, if she is an older girl, it is a newer, safer, NSAID you only have to give once a day. My 12 year old lab mix is on it. A diet change may be in order. Senior food is good, but a prescription food like Hill's Science diet J/D is the best. Or just a senior diet and supplement her with glucosamine/condrioten (sp?). The J/D you would have to get from your vet’s office and it is pretty pricey 70$ for 40 lbs give or take.
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Hey this is pat's girlfriend (Gabby). Adequan is a great product!! I have seen some really amazing things out of it. It is a little pricy but worth every cent. A couple other things that might help as well; anti-inflammatory, if she isn't already on one get her on it. I would recommend Previcox, if she is an older girl, it is a newer, safer, NSAID you only have to give once a day. My 12 year old lab mix is on it. A diet change may be in order. Senior food is good, but a prescription food like Hill's Science diet J/D is the best. Or just a senior diet and supplement her with glucosamine/condrioten (sp?). The J/D you would have to get from your vetís office and it is pretty pricey 70$ for 40 lbs give or take.
Thank you for the info! She is on a senior food and her weight is low. I also give her Cosequin DS but it doesn't seem to be doing much for her anymore. i am going to take her in this week and talk with them about the Adequan. I asked if I could buy my own online and have them inject it. She said they don't like to do that(of course they don't...they wouldn't make any $$$ off of me by overcharging me for it. LOL) but they do charge an injection fee if they do. I am just not comfortable with the idea of giving her the injections, especially since it has to go into the muscle.
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I remember Sam (Gabby's dog) before she put him on Previcox. The difference is like night and day.
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I have pet insurance for a reason
See! I knew it. I have no idea what this drug is for, I'm just bein' a prick.
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I know that it is a scary idea, but it is safe. the vet or a licensed vet nurse are the only people allowed to give this injection. They are not just trying to rip you off by not letting you buy it online. many of the online products are not backed by a garuntee that you can get with the products from the vet. Many of the products they send you are past or very close to their expiration date and they will not refund your money when trying to return it.

Is she under weight becasue shs is refusuing to eat enough? When was the last time she had blood work done? is she currently on any kind of NSAID?
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I know that it is a scary idea, but it is safe. the vet or a licensed vet nurse are the only people allowed to give this injection. They are not just trying to rip you off by not letting you buy it online. many of the online products are not backed by a garuntee that you can get with the products from the vet. Many of the products they send you are past or very close to their expiration date and they will not refund your money when trying to return it.

Is she under weight becasue shs is refusuing to eat enough? When was the last time she had blood work done? is she currently on any kind of NSAID?
No, she's not underweight. She eats just fine. I keep her weight down to make it easier on her. She isn't sick. She's just struggling more and more getting up and stumbles a lot when she walks. She has dysplacia and arthritis. She's had both for years. She will be 10 at the end of Feb. The last blood work she had was probably about a year ago and she was fine. The only other thing I give her from time to time is Prednisone. Yes, I know its a steroid. She only gets it maybe a couple times a month, if that.
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hang on I will get the mighty doggie docter and let her spill it. ............................... so does this mean your going to take a trip out here to show her varga?
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............................... so does this mean your going to take a trip out here to show her varga?
Yea Roxy is coming!!
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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sry, okay, I misunderstood the low weight thing. Keeping her weight down is a good thing there are way to many obese pets in the world, and I am not saying that sarcasticlly. If you are too nervous about the shots, get her off the pred and get her on an NSAID. You will have to completly forgo the pred though, giving her both is very dangerous. you can do the NSAID therapy as well as the adequan shots though and those togehter I have seen work miracles. Let me know if you have any other questions, definatly talk to your vet, Varga and you will be happier once you find the right therapy for her.
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