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    Michele S
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    Galliprant is a godsend! I have a 16 yo blind female shihtzu that’s 11 1/2 pounds that suffers from arthritis,severe hip dysplasia along with elevated liver enzymes( which are under control with medication ) and early stages of kidney disease. All issues are old age related so with her kidneys and liver needing monitoring we are limited to pain medications that can be used. Metacam is a popular medication comparable to our aleve or Advil but can’t be used due to her liver and kidneys. We tried tramadol which really didn’t work well. She’s been on gabapentin for about 5-6 months which she received every 8 hours and up to a whole pill each dose to keep her comfortable but she never seemed completely content. Couldn’t sleep well would move around a lot in bed to get into a comfortable position for her hind hips. Well my vet called me 2 weeks ago to tell me
    About a new med Galliprant that came out and seems to be getting good results and it is safe for her liver and kidneys. We tried it because why not we want to make our Lil angel as pain free as possible. This medication changed her and our lives within days! we haven’t had to give her gabapentin since her first dose a week ago she gets 1/4 of a pill of Galliprant in the morning and she is able to relax all day and night comfortably! Her tail hasn’t wagged this much in a long time she is a totally different dog from a week ago. Her peppy personality from her younger years is back! If you are skeptical about this medication don’t be! TRY this medication! You and your fur baby will be so thankful!

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