What are your experiences with dogs with chronic arthritis?

  1. midget38 profile image92
    midget38posted 3 years ago

    What are your experiences with dogs with chronic arthritis?

  2. dearabbysmom profile image74
    dearabbysmomposted 3 years ago

    I had an Aussie who lived to be 16, who suffered with increasing arthritis of her hind quarters and legs for the last 4 years of her life. One of the drugs we tried reduced her kidney function so we could not use it very long (a shame because it really helped her). We found a drug without those side effects but ultimately was unable to walk without falling, and the falls would cause her pain. I now have two border collies who have been equally active and as they age I'm trying to incorporate pet massage of their back legs to see if we can prevent some of what our Aussie suffered.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You should also have your dogs on a natural glucosamine source like chicken feet or beef trachea. It may not prevent arthritis (no proof) but it will make them more comfortable when signs begin.

 
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