Our seemingly healthy DRC Rescue, Buford, suddenly stopped eating and his rear leg 'slipping' out from behind him.  He is a 120 lb goldendoodle and 10.5 years old.  Never had any health issues. Our regular vet prescribed 300 mg Gabapentin (300 mg) every 8-12 hours.  Started him on that but it didn't seem to be working well (he is panting heavily and moaning) so we took him to the emergency vet who increased the Gabapentin to 3 x a day, added codeine (60 mg) as needed and Carprofen (100 mg) 2x a day.  We are now giving Gabapentin 3x a day and Tramadol (50 mg) up to 3 tablets, twice a day as needed for pain.  All of this within a 10 day span.  We scheduled an appointment for accupuncture but that is still another 2 weeks away.  He is in obvious discomfort and short of surgery (which may or may be successful and is expensive), does anyone have any recommendations?  

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            • It is.  Thanks for your empathy!!


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