Hi Dr. Dan, While trail riding last Saturday my sisters horse slipped and fell on his side with her on him going down a hill. He seems to be favoring his back leg when he walks. Seems to be stiff in the hip. I suggested to give him some bute for inflamation & pain. Her vet said to give him nothing cause bute is hard on his kidneys. Do you agree he should get nothing for his pain? Is there a natural pain killer & inflamation reducer that won't hurt the kidneys? What are your thoughts?
Thank you, Lori
Hi Lori, I avoid bute if at all possible. I would consider having checked, but otherwise I would first give arnica montana… it's a homeopathic remedy found at healthfood stores etc. Our "Critical Care" Laminitis formula is ideal for fighting inflammatory issues- pricey but nothing like it- Generally only a tub is needed followed by Joint Check for the longer term as needed I "cant tell u these help pain" but I would certainly consider starting there. If it continues/worsens of course the best choice is to have checked.
Thank you Lori. Keep me posted.