My 14 year old black lab Brandy just started on Rimadyl after becoming immune to Deramax. She is also on Arthrisoothe Gold.
Is it ok if I also put her on a holistic product in conjunction with Rimadyl to keep her from developing problems with her liver or will that be more risky for her?
Thanking you in advance for your advice. She has been such a huge part of our family and we love her so much. We just want her to be comfortable for as long as she is going to be with us!
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. You may certainly offer a supplement for the liver along with the Rimadyl. Milk Thistle is the primary anti-oxidant in maintaining a healthy liver. Hepagen-C is excellent liver support supplement. (Holistic Pet Info now carries several supplements with Milk thistle - Click Here to see all our Liver Supplements for Pets.
I also recommend offering Super EPA, this is an excellent supplement for aging animals for overall anti-inflammatory benefits.
Another treatment that works especially well for dogs with arthritis is acupuncture. There are no liver side effects such as with NSAIDS and many animals maintain a comfortable quality of life with routine treatments. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA