I have a 6 year old German Shepard, weight - 80lb he is not overweight just a very large animal. He has osteoarthritis in his hips and has been on Metacam for 8 months, it is no longer having any effect on him, I walk him on a leash, as when he runs hard he has a lot of trouble getting up, after resting for a while, he does not seem to be in a lot of pain, but it is difficult to tell, is there any other medication I can try?.
I am not sure aht Metacam is? I recommend cosequin and rimadyl. Did you talk to your vet about a total hip replacement. vetcare