Librela - a new option for pain relief for dogs with osteo arthritis

Beanwood

Administrator
Lilly has joined the Librela club.

Heavy limp on her very stiff sore right elbow and more struggles with her hips, longstanding known hip dysplasia. Really struggling to sit down recently. Bit of a crunchy spine too.
More incontinent than she was, stool wise, which I think related to spinal arthritis.

The increase of gabapentin to 300mg tds has made no difference. That is along with 500mg paracetamol bd, her yumove plus and Golden paste.

Fingers crossed 🤞
Oh that is difficult, at that stage it certainly helped Casper, and he was able to manage a hoolie or two I sure because of the medicaton. :hug: :hug: :heart:
 

Jacqui-S

Moderator
Location
Fife, Scotland
Not quite sure whether Librela is "life changing " for Lilly, but do think she is getting some Benefit.
I have however noticed quite aggressive "sleep movements". Below an example, not perhaps the most vigorous example, and not that she hasn't had a habit of it before, but seem more frequent and more vigorous than before.
Any others have this experience or is it just coincidence?

 

HAH

Moderator
Location
Devon, UK
Not quite sure whether Librela is "life changing " for Lilly, but do think she is getting some Benefit.
I have however noticed quite aggressive "sleep movements". Below an example, not perhaps the most vigorous example, and not that she hasn't had a habit of it before, but seem more frequent and more vigorous than before.
Any others have this experience or is it just coincidence?

I haven’t observed this with Kipper (who’s on Librela) - he’s has disrupted sleep, with low sleep latency and frequent waking - but we identified this as probably down to memantine, and it’s effectively stopped since he came off it.
I wonder if she’s more vigorous in her dreams as she’s feeling more mobile? It is interesting.
 
Not quite sure whether Librela is "life changing " for Lilly, but do think she is getting some Benefit.
I have however noticed quite aggressive "sleep movements". Below an example, not perhaps the most vigorous example, and not that she hasn't had a habit of it before, but seem more frequent and more vigorous than before.
Any others have this experience or is it just coincidence?

Rourke has been on Librela for well over a year, possibly two years and I haven't noticed any difference to the movement in his dreams, not that he often has those. I think @HAH idea could be an answer, but are then any similar movements when Lily is awake? Might be worth a word with a vet.
 
Finn has librela but do not have twitches. I didn't notice any difference other then he was thinking he was puppy again. We now notice that librela is not working properly, and asks ourselves to increase the dose ( the vet wants to do) or let him have a pain killer besides the Librela. We are not sure yet

I was wondering, when did you stop the tramadol for lily? Could it be withdrawal symptoms?
 
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