My golden, Sam, who is seven years old has been treated for hip dysplasia since he was about nine months old. For a while he was taking Rimadyl and then the vet added Cosequin too. One day I asked if there was something else besides the prescripted Cosequin as a supplement. She told me that I could go to the health food store for a fraction of the cost. Sam has been taken off the Rimadyl and now takes Etogesic (400mg) each day. I have the same question. Is there a non-prescription replacement for the Etogesic/Etodolac that would provide the same benefit for him? Thanks!