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I think it would be a good idea to ask the vet what she/he thinks about the Fentanyl patch, as Lilliegrace mentioned.

Praying for Andy's ankle to get better!
Thanks, Karen I called NVS this morning. They phoned in a 100mg dose of Gabapentin. We'll see what effect that has on his appetite. May take a couple days to know if the lower dose ameliorates his loss of appetite or not. If he continues to turn his nose up at food at 1/3rd the dose then I'll wean him off of it completely.

His ankle feels cooler to the touch than it was a few days ago, but still slightly warmer than the opposing ankle. 3 more days of antibiotic to go.

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Sorry to hear that Andy is not feeling better yet and still picking at his food.
Maybe the laser treatments will help and you will be able to cut down more on pain meds.
I agree, to talk to your oncologist and see if you can cut the dose of the Gabapentin. It does seem to be the root of his finicky eating right now, doesn't it?
Good luck. I hope Andy feels better soon.

Maybe give the magnetic collar a shot? It really works for Toby and I used to be a big skeptic.
Thanks Ya, I suspect the Gabapentin is behind his loss of appetite. MIL had the same problem when she took it for shingles. Where would i get a magnetic collar? He'll be having his first cool laser treatment next week.

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Danny I hope Andy begins to eat soon. We are all thinking about him. Looking forward to your next update
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Hope Andy gets his appetite back soon! A big hug from Bailey and Bella and extra prayers too!


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Hi, Danny, I hope things will improve for Andy. His ankle feeling cooler is already a step in the right direction

I sent you a link about the magnetic collar before, but I suppose it did not really make it across. Here is the website, the collars are good priced and the service is fast:

Magnetic Pet Collar made in USA

Toby is not limping despite the cold. He started walking better after 2 days with the collar on. I do take it off at night though.
The only time he is limping is when we have rainy weather which irritates his feet, nothing to do with his arthritis.

I have heard hopeful feedback from cold laser therapy. I will get laser therapy for Toby, if he becomes worse again.

Let us know how the cold laser therapy works out for Andy.

Keeping my fingers crossed that the lower meds work for Andy and that he gets his appetite back.
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Sending reike and well wishes to Andy along with prayers for the right help/info to help Andy feel his best. May you get over this hurdle asap!

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Thanks Christa and Doug

I just ordered the magnetic collar. I scheduled the cool laser treatment with one of the office people and explained he's a chemo patient. The vet just called back about the cool laser therapy because she first wants an OK from Dr. Vancil due to the fact Andy is a cancer patient on chemo. She won't do it unless she gets an OK from him. I probably won't know until sometime Monday as he's off on Fridays.

I'm optimistic Andy's appetite will return once the Gabapentin is lowered in his system. He'll need to be weaned off of it anyway if we discontinue it completely, so the 100mg dose will be much better for him in any event.


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Thanks for the update.
I think it is a good idea on the vet's part to talk to your oncologist first. Office people don't always know right procedure.

Keeping fingers and toes crossed for Andy
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Thinking of Andy, that's really good news that his ankle is a little cooler today! Hope he gets his appetite back soon, I'm sure some mcchicken nuggets will bring it back temporarily







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Just took Gracie out and saw her doing belly rolls in the cold night air and my thoughts turned 800 miles to the north thinking of Andy. I hope that pesky ankle is cooling off and his appetite coming back.

Candle for Andy with our Sabbath candles.

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