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Health / Re: Anyone heard Librela for arthritis
« Last post by Jaysmumagain on August 09, 2022, 07:33:36 PM »
Have to admit I looked at a facebook post and positives and negatives and some weird stuff.

Seems to be a bit of a mixed post as to some saying the longer dogs remain on it the less it works and others saying there dogs are really improved.  My vet has seen Ollie on a regular basis and before we discussed this she said he was doing well and put some of his reluctance to walk down to the heat which I admit he has always suffered with even when young.

Hubby away - but will have a chat and I guess move forward with this, it seems to be a protein which blocks pain rather than an anti inflammatory drug.

Will let you know how and what we decide
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Health / Re: Anyone heard Librela for arthritis
« Last post by bizzylizzy on August 09, 2022, 06:01:52 PM »
Just looked it up and found a report by the European Medicines Agency giving  the reasons why it has been authorized for use. Results appear to be positive, they did a test with 287 dogs of various breeds, all suffering from osteoarthritis. Some dogs received Librela and some had placebos, Out of those which received Librela 48% showed an improvement after 28 days against 16% who had the placebo.
Donít appear to be any adverse side effects apart from the occasional bit of reaction at the point of injection. I guess its worth a try.
Love to Ollie, let us know how it goes!
Xx :luv:
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Health / Re: Anyone heard Librela for arthritis
« Last post by vixen on August 09, 2022, 05:36:15 PM »
I havenít used it myself but I was speaking to a lady yesterday who had an elderly (13 years old) collie who was on this injection.  He was limping when I saw him which is why I asked the lady if he had arthritis.  She said he was on a monthly injection and he was due another one very soon.  She was pleased with the results and said that following the administration of the injection she felt he had improved.  As with any medication, it is hard to know if it is effective or not.  I know from personal experience that arthritis does come and go, often much worse in bad/cold weather.  As she said, and I agreed, you will try anything to improve your dogís quality of life.  Hope it does help Ollie.
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Health / Anyone heard Librela for arthritis
« Last post by Jaysmumagain on August 09, 2022, 04:43:21 PM »
Due to Ollie taking steroids and prednisolone he is unable to have certain meds like Meloxicam.  The vet has suggested this.  Have done a quick search and on VioVet it has good feedback.

Any knowledge of it.  I understand it is a monthly injection and you buy 2 doses - while it may not work, if it gives a better quality of life is it worth the try.  Plus he has gained 4 lbs since May.....so OH has to stopped the treats and it's carrot and apple....or Ollie new favourite watermelom :shades: :shades:
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Grooming / Paw clippers
« Last post by phoenix on August 08, 2022, 01:28:12 PM »
Has anyone tried these successfully and what brand is worth it?
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I read something which brought me to tears last week regarding a cocker spaniel - I felt it was to distressing to post, so deleted the link.

There are some truly wicked people out there - animals are more decent than them.

I hope she is found soon. 

I have been very diligent with Ollie - he loved going shopping with me and has always loved the car, this time of year he just can't go out...but my late cousin had her dog go missing many years ago - there was a spate of dog thefts in Cheshire and it has always stayed with me.
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Morning!
I feel exactly the same, I used to leave Peanut & Elsa at home alone for an hour a week whilst I did a food shop. Iíd be anxious all the time resulting in speeding and whizzing around food aisles like a nutter! Iím very aware of vans whilst walking too, I cross roads to avoid ones that I donít know.
I live in a rural village and used to always walk locally but I donít feel comfy having a set routine now so drive to different fields and parks.
Iíve trained an emergency recall and they are both good at it BUT it wouldnít work if either was grabbed/lifted up. This is the problem with smaller dogs, theyíre easy to lift. I totally understand you feeling more vulnerable with a pup Vixen. Sophie, I wouldnít have allowed the photo either and would have felt like a grump too!

I check Ivyís page every time Iím online hoping to see that sheís found. I hope she gets home soon.
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Oldies (Over 9s) / Re: Lump found
« Last post by Mudmagnets on August 06, 2022, 07:44:59 AM »
Hoping for good news for you all  :luv:

 :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug:
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Oldies (Over 9s) / Re: Lump found
« Last post by ejp on August 05, 2022, 07:56:06 PM »
It's a  big cloud to take with you.  I pray the vet is right and it is a fatty lump.  Thanks for the update, I was wondering if you had any news.
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Oldies (Over 9s) / Re: Lump found
« Last post by MIN on August 05, 2022, 05:57:54 PM »
Another biopsy done for the 2nd lump as vet could not rule out cancer due to the type just removed. Sample did he said looked fatty so there is a glimmer of hope. Don't know what the little angel or us have done to have this hanging over us. That's a damper on the holibobs
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