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Q. Hi I have a 10 year old Lab with arthritis issues and has currently been take Previcox and Tramadol but I am in search of something safer

A. Although they do have side effects they are the best medications for arthritis. Other medication like glucosamine are thought to help in a minority of cases but the majority of the time people don't see improvement especially if arthritis has been on going. If it was my dog I would stick with the tramadol and previcox if it is working despite side effects.

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