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Posted: 11/20/2012 9:32:48 AM EST
Our beloved dog has developed arthritis in her left shoulder. We are already giving her dasuquin every day. The vet gave her some steroids. Any other supplements or exercises or foods or something that might help? Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:39:27 AM EST
Tessa responded well to rimadyl and deramaxx.
My other spaniel has had some success with prevacoxx.

None of these are very cheap (they are all perscriptions from the vet) but they all have worked well.

You could ask about ascriptin (aspirin with maalox), my vet
has recommended it for some sprains. I'm not sure if it would be ok for arthritis.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:41:33 AM EST
Warm weather.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:43:59 AM EST
Pet OPC with Glucosatrin. Worked for my brother's dogs. You have to find someone in Market America to buy it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:44:51 AM EST
Previcox. I have a Border Collie that thinks the stuff is a god sent
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:47:27 AM EST
One of our boxers had it pretty bad, and the vet put him on a single Bufferin each day. It made a noticable difference.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:48:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bud:
One of our boxers had it pretty bad, and the vet put him on a single Bufferin each day. It made a noticable difference.

This is what we did for my labs when they got older. It seemed to work pretty good for both of them.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:51:49 AM EST
My dog is on Metacam and Tramadol, they help him immensely. He also like a warm soak it seems to help his joints if we do it every few days. Without the meds he basically cant use his left legs at all.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:55:39 AM EST
We have our old Lab on daily dose (75mg) of Rimadyl, Dasequin with MSM, and Duralactin. He doesn't get around like he used to, but we're certain that they've helped him keep his mobility as old as he is.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:56:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:57:14 AM EST by bluetick357]
Glucosomine chondroitin helps a ton.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:59:02 AM EST
Avoid drugs. All have serious side effects. The cause is nutritional deficiency. Dr Joel Wallach, veterinarian and naturopath will have the answer. Research him on the Internet. I know he runs a multi level marketing company but when you listen to his philiosophical view of health based on years of work with both farm and wild animals here and in Africa, I think you will find your answer.
The following is what I have come to understand that nutritionists are saying about health and healing "The answer is going to lie in getting the 90 + needed vitamins and minerals into your pet to include specially bone and cartilage building nutrients. Your pet does not have arthritis because he is deficient in some drug. His body is breaking down due to lack of nutrients. Only the body can heal itself. Drugs only cover up symptoms."
My two cents based on personal experience and trying to understand healing.
I hope you have success!!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:01:16 AM EST
Baby aspirin
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:04:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 10:04:57 AM EST by RDTCU]
Originally Posted By bluetick357:
Glucosomine chondroitin helps a ton.

My 8yo boxer doesn't have any arthritis yet, but he gets his supply of this from some Happy Hips chew treats.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:06:24 AM EST
Our last dog did well with rimadyl
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:12:41 AM EST
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