I have a question about dog meds (because I’m way more familiar with equine drugs). My normally very low-maintenance border collie, Riley, had to have major surgery to repair 2 broken legs after falling 3 stories out of my apartment window while I was at the barn.
Thank goodness she’s a little over 3 weeks postop now, and doing remarkably well. She has started a second course of Rimadyl and cephalexin (antibiotic), and has been off of Tramadol for a week.
I’m more familiar with Previcox, than Rimadyl, since I’m a horse person, and was curious to find out if anyone had a strong preference for one over the other?
Of course, I would NEVER try to change drugs without talking to the vet first, but wanted to see if anyone had any opinions or experience with these drugs for acute pain situations. Riley isn’t arthritic, but now she has a couple of metal plates and a fused “wrist” (carpal) so she’ll probably need an anti-inflammatory for quite awhile, if not for the rest of her life.