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    Sarah M
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    Glad to have found this forum. Our vet is suggesting we start Galliprant soon for back/disk inflammation our 10 yo corgi has been experiencing off and on for the past few months. She has a history of kidney issues (proteinuria) and for several years was on benazepril until it became ineffective and the vet switched her to losartan a few months ago. She’s also now on a prescription low protein diet for her kidneys which she doesn’t love (and I have mixed feelings about).

    In December, she had her first back issue (“slipped disks”), stopped using her back legs – we was put on prednisone for several months and tramadol at first to help with pain. We did cold laser therapy, too. She finally bounced back, but had another bout of back inflammation a couple of months ago, went back on prednisone and tramadol, and vet planted the seed of back surgery since this is turning into a recurring problem every two to three months. She was done with the second round of steroids about month ago, but then GI issues struck – diarrhea and vomiting. We did bland diet and other meds to settle the stomach. Then her back went out for a third time last week despite no change to her activity level. So she’s back on prednisone and tramadol, but the vet is eager to switch her to galliprant once we wean her off the prednisone in the next week or so. She can’t be on the steroids forever, and we need to protect her kidneys as much as possible, so I’m open to it, but a little concerned about the GI issues that some have stated come up eventually on the galliprant.

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