Apparently scotch and Vicodin is less recommended.
December 13, 2011 6:23 AM Subscribe
Rimadyl is pricey. Anyone have a cheaper source or experience with the generics, or with one of the other canine joint pain meds?
My Golden is aging...mostly gracefully. She's about 11.5 years old now, her mind is sharp but her hips aren't doing so hot. Took her to the vet a couple weeks ago and finally decided to try her on Rimadyl, otherwise she takes a weight-appropriate dose of Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM daily, and they seem to make a real difference.
She weighs right at 66 lbs, her dosage was 2, 75mg Rimadyl tabs a day.
36 hours in she was seriously a new dog, very much awesome. However---I can't begin to afford the pills from my vet. 14 pills (7 days) was $24, I can't afford day care for my 1 year old, much less $100 a month for pain meds. I tried her on 1 pill a day, and it helps but she's pretty sore in the mornings.
1800petmeds and Fosters and Grant both list cheaper per-pill prices (hardly, though), and petmeds offers a "generic equivelent" that's cheaper, but really not cheap enough.
Wondering if anyone out there has another source (Can I bet dog drugs from Canada?) or a recommendation of another, similar drug that may be cheaper?