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Old 11-24-2012, 08:39 PM
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Oh, if Tia is not on prednisone or any other corticosteroid, then Rimadyl or any other of the NSAIDS would still be an option if she gets very painful, as long as her kidney and liver function is still good. Of course, this is something to talk to your vet about, with NSAIDS also comes increased risk of GI bleeding.
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I just looked up Deramaxx and Metacam, both NSAIDS and none recommended when using steroids.
Between seizures and steroid use, the type of pain meds you can use, are pretty slim.

There is a medication called "Gabapentin". It is also a anti-seizure medication, but also pain medication. I cannot find anything online about how it interacts with Prednisone, though.

A warning given was however, not to be used in dogs with kidney problems.

This might be worth checking into with your vet and getting more info about it. My sister was using Gabpentin for her old GSD when he had bad arthritis and started to have seizures.

This is true, Penny was on Deramaxx, but was takien off of it now that she is on Predisone. They can not be taking together. There has to be something out there though.

I believe the pain medicine that she uses when needed is tramadol.
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Thanks guys!! Tia's history of seizures and stumbling complicates things. If the new pain killer does cause a seizure it takes 2 weeks for her to recover which for us is a significant risk. I have had this chat with our vet before. She suggested Tramadol as it had the least risk of problems. It caused stressful anxiety in Tia and we saw no improvement which was very difficult to witness. Hubby and I have looked at all of the suggestions and we are going to try some new natural options first since she can still function quite well but we want to see her at her optimal level... in the meantime I'll keep researching and investigating.
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Thanks guys!! Tia's history of seizures and stumbling complicates things. If the new pain killer does cause a seizure it takes 2 weeks for her to recover which for us is a significant risk. I have had this chat with our vet before. She suggested Tramadol as it had the least risk of problems. It caused stressful anxiety in Tia and we saw no improvement which was very difficult to witness. Hubby and I have looked at all of the suggestions and we are going to try some new natural options first since she can still function quite well but we want to see her at her optimal level... in the meantime I'll keep researching and investigating.
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