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my 9 year old shepherd is showing signs of dysplasia

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    Anonymous

    my shepherd is showing signs of dysplasia. the vet prescribed metacam. i would like to put her on something other than a steroid? What are some other alternatives?

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    Dr. Jeff Feinman
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    [quote=rshepherd]my shepherd is showing signs of dysplasia. the vet prescribed metacam. i would like to put her on something other than a steroid? What are some other alternatives?[/quote]

    There are many alternatives for management of joint problems in dogs. Antioxidants (like Nu-Pet wafers and Antiox), glucosamine sulfate, Nutriflex, etc. are all very effective as are omega-3 fatty acids, trace minerals, etc.

    If you want to minimize drugs I suggest that you contact a holistic or homeopathically trained veterinarian.

    Dr. Jeff

    BTW-Metacam isn’t a steroid it’s a NSAID (same category as Viox or Rimadyl).

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