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  • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

    If I remember correctly, prednisone should not be given with piroxicam.  I believe if they are on prednisone, there has to be a "washing out" period before they start the piroxicam so I would definitely not give the prednisone.

    August 11 at 10:56 PM view post
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      The biggest worry with Piroxicam is the possibility it can cause an ulcer in the stomach.  That is why you want to give it at the end of the meal so there is enough food in the stomach and also give an antacid like Pepcid before the meal.  Is he taking anything else currently?  My dog never experienced anything like yours but did have to be off the Piroxicam for awhile because of the ulcer issue.

      July 27 at 6:09 PM view post
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        The antibiotics are not so bad for the kidneys, but I think it just makes it harder on their system as a whole, constantly being on meds for the UTI's. It was really the piroxicam which was bad for the kidneys and when the UPC numbers went up, Bailey was taken off the piroxicam. We tried Metacam for awhile and she was eventually taken off of that too.  She was not on any kind of anti-inflammatory for the better ...

        July 13 at 9:38 PM view post
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          I checked on allergic reactions to Piroxicam and hair loss does not seem to be listed.  That might be more related to the stopping of the Dinovite? Just a thought.

          June 18 at 6:49 PM view post
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            You could also try Metacam instead of the Piroxicam.  I think green tea extract might be better than Graviola.  When I researched Graviola, there seemed to be some thought that it could cause neurological problems.  I would probably keep her on the Dinovite.  

            June 18 at 6:37 PM view post
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              If she will eat something, it's better than not even if it has sugar or carbs.  Mine went through a similar situation.  Tried her on chemo, didn't do well, lost some weight.  She had an infection, lost more weight, didn't feel right because of the antibiotics.  Once we got through that, she got her appetite back but it was a constant battle to get enough food in her. She never had problems before,...

              June 16 at 9:31 PM view post
              • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

                I used doggy diapers with mine.  Somehow the cancer interferes with the sensation of having to go and sometimes it just leaks out.  You can use a Poise pad with doggy pants and that will help avoid her leaking in her bed.  It's difficult for us to get used to seeing our dogs like that but if she's got appetite and still has a will to live, then I would go that route.

                June 01 at 8:24 PM view post
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                  It definitely can be confusing because it seems to be a trial and error path sometimes.  I have heard of Graviola and was originally going to try it, however, there were some reports of neurological issues so I stayed away from it.  You could also try green tea extract (EGCG).  It supposedly has a 37% efficacy rate against cancer which turns out to be the same as chemo. Bailey was on Piroxicam and gree...

                  May 22 at 4:14 PM view post
                  • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi Toni--My first question to you is how did they diagnose the pancreatitis?  My dog was diagnosed with it and it turned out that she had an infection which probably started as a UTI and then traveled to her spinal cord.  Pancreatitis usually comes from too many oils in the food and eating a bad diet. High pancreatic enzymes would should up in the blood, I believe, it's been awhile since I went through this...

                    May 21 at 7:25 PM view post
                    • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Would not recommend radiation...there seem to be a bunch of bad side effects with that.  Others have had success with chemo and also with Piroxicam (nsaid).  Chemo is a bit more expensive, Piroxicam is relatively inexpensive.  I would also try Budwig diet, green tea extract (EGCG) and if you really want to try something different, look into Neoplasene.  You have to find a holistic vet willing to t...

                      February 10 at 11:47 PM view post
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