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Sadie has hurt something. She is walking around with her tail down unable to get comfortable. She has mild hip dysplasia and has a bad disk. She must have aggravated something. She would not eat her breakfast, which is unusual. I'm going to have her down at the vet at 8:30 this morning. I want to take her to emergency vet, but I know I should hang in here and see our regular vet as they know her history. I'll let you know something later. Be thinking about our brave girl that everything seems to happen to her.
 

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She probably hurt her back if the tail is down. keep her still and quiet until you get to your regular vet.

Our thoughts are with lil Sadie.
 

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I gave her her Rymydly. She is feeling a little better. I've got the lights off and laying with her on the floor. I am more suspectful of her hip. She has been pulling one hip to the side sometimes when she first awakens. Like it is cramped or caught.
 

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She's in my prayers. Keep us updated!
 

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I'm so sorry Sadie is having problems - it is so sad to see a Beagle walking around with it's tail down - you know they don't feel good. You and Sadie have my prayers that she is better soon.

Shiloh B. has problems in his tailbone and his tail - two totally missing disks and another with a bone spur. He is 6 y.o. and has only had two episodes in his life where it got to the point that he carried his tail - not just down but held tightly between his legs. He was walking around, so forlorn. But he appears to be good now - tail uuup and zooming around the livingroom with Shasta B. whenever he can - I do put a limit on it though. And it hasn't put a stop to him wanting to get loose from me and chase rabbits.

Prayers for Sadie

And doing what you are doing - keeping her quiet and the Rimadyl is the best thing right now.
 

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Back from the vet. The vet examined her whole body and her only pain is in the hip. She has somehow aggravated that hip. She has mild hip dysplasia. We were given a new anti-inflammatory called Dermax. Anyone had any experience with it? She is feeling fine now. She is to take it easy.
 

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Sorry to hear about Miss Sadie! Sounds like new prescription is Deramaxx. I much prefer that over Rimadyl as there are some scary reports out there on side effects with Rimadyl. I had given Maggie Deramaxx for arthritic pain and she responded well to it. Am wondering if vets use Adequan injections for hip dysplasia -- Maggie had a series of four one year for arthritis in her back knee and response was super.
 

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Judy, I'm glad you have used Deramaxx. The vet said Rimydly is similiar to humans taking a Advil, but this Deramaxx is like a human taking a Celebrex. I'm to give her one in the morning with her breakfast as she already had a Rimadyl this morning. I'm hoping to just give this to ease this hip and then get back off it.

Does this Deramaxx cause any tummy distress?

She was fine when I brought her home from the vet. Almost didn't take her because she was feeling better after the Rimadly. But I wanted to be sure nothing real serious is going on. I've never seen Sadie turn down breakfast like she did this morning.
 

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Our Misty has been taking Dermaxx for several years, and has had no ill effects from it. I do make sure to give it to her with food as that's what I was told to do when she first started taking it.
 

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Good to hear that Misty takes it too with no ill effects. I am always leary of starting them on any new medications. Thanks!!
 

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Definitely sending some happy thoughts Sadie's way. I hope she's feeling better soon. I used Deramaxx with Amber and never had any ill effects.
 
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