pocketpit wrote:I'm curious as to why he thinks it's OCD without having seen an x-ray. That's definately within the realm of possibility and a physical exam can rule out luxating patellas, torn cruciate's etc. So don't take that wrong, I'm truly curious.
Yeah I understand what you are saying but when it comes right down to it was a cost thing
He offered to take x-rays but he said from his examination he was fairy certain it was OCD and he said he would take the x-rays but didn't feel comfortable with charging us 900 dollars when he didn't think it was necessary. He said to try Rimadyl and if i noticed an improvement than that was it...if for some reason he vomits, loses interest in food or is lethargic to stop use of the drug and there would be no lasting side effects.
i have been thinking about what you have said turtle and appreciate your opinion but every drug has the potential to have side effects and i just want my guy to be happy.
Heartworm treatment medications cause death in 1 to 2% of patients- a far greater risk than most medications, but when the effects of not treating for heartworms are considered, this seems like a small risk. So these are the decisions we have to make.
I'm fairly confident that he will be fine as the talk about Rimadyl and the side effects is mainly geared towards Labs.