Canine Conspitation after taking Rimadyl for his joint issue


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Old 09-19-09, 09:12 AM
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Canine Conspitation after taking Rimadyl for his joint issue

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My 7-years old Beagle has been experiencing 'conspitation' on and off for the past week. This happened after giving Rimadyl for his joint issue. I stopped giving him the med. in hope that he can resume his task, ... 'poop.'

He attempts to bowl movement several times a day, but the stuff does not come out. He seems NO pain, but does not have a good appetite as did before. Otherwise, he's healthy enough to go for a walk, even romping around in the large field behind our house. Sometime, he begs us to take him a walk/6-7 blocks both morning and evening.

I try giving him a tiny amount of 'Laxative/Milk Magnesia' to alleviate his constipation, however before doing so, I need your help and advice.

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Old 09-19-09, 10:15 AM
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Take him back to the Vet...he could have an obstruction which can be life threatening. There are any number of reasons this could be happening. Trying to treat a symptom w/o knowing the cause could make it worse.

Don't give an animal any meds made for people. You wouldn't give your kid meds made for animals would you?
 
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Old 09-20-09, 02:04 AM
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I have to agree with Gunguy on this, if he isn't passing any bm, there's something up. Try to get him to the vet asap on Monday morning (as long as he is not acting distressed, you will probably be ok til then) In the meantime, give him some olive oil, and if you have any fish oils (soft gels for people will work) give him 2-3 and see if that doesn't move things along.

Just for the record Gunguy, some meds are ok for dogs and/or cats, but ONLY after talking to your vet. Some things that are fine for us, can kill our pets. So never EVER give meds without first talking to your vet.

Do keep us updated on his condition and what the vet says.
 
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Old 09-20-09, 05:19 AM
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Thanks both for suggestions.

On other board, someone suggested 'Milk Magnesier/Stool Softener' that made a trick. Also, Pumpkin and warm milk. My 7-years old Beagle with Joint Issue, actually did pass, not once but three or four times since then. Also, his appetite getting back to the normal.

Regarding the rx med. Rimadyl from the Vet, I found it causing stomack upset along with renal toxicity among the dogs, then I may ask the vet on this regard. However, as seeing he got a relief, then I welcome others' advices and suggestions. This board is DIY after all.
 
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Old 09-20-09, 06:26 AM
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Rhainy Yeah..I should have said "w/o taking to your vet first".
 
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Give dog a 1/2 can of pumpkin. Plain, without spices. And stand back.
 
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Old 09-20-09, 10:16 AM
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Pinecone,

I did realize you meant the Rimadyl was from the vet. The cautions were about other things we often thing of as non-toxic to us, so ok for pets, which is not the case many times.

Glad things passed ok...the pumpkin is a trick I had forgotten about.

For the joints, glucosamin/chondroitin and fish oils are very helpful, non-prescription and safe for your dog to have daily. I have my older dogs on them myself, as our Lab has some real bad joint problems from her abuse as a pup. (not by us, she is a rescue)
 
 

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