Dog has arthritis

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Mantobar, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Mantobar

    Mantobar Midfield

    Any tips so I can help the old girl along
    Put her on Glucosamine tablets. any other tips would be most welcome. No piss takers cos she's lovely dog
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  2. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    We used glucosamine but from a pup.

    Can he look up?
  3. Summer Bee

    Summer Bee Midfield

    Can dogs have cod liver oil?
  4. Yes they can have cod liver oil.

    Mine are aged14 and 9 and get a cod liver oil capsule each every day. They were at the vets last week for an annual check up and the vet found no stiffness in either of them. They both still run around like loons.

    Buy 500mg human capsules as its cheaper than animal preparations. I just get supermarket/chemist own brand ones.

    If she won't eat the capsules you can buy the liquid and add it to her food.
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  5. Swimming? Low impact, good exercise and still good fun.
    Obviously a river or the beach so she can get in and out easier
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  6. offmenut

    offmenut Striker

    Make sure she's not overweight.
    Our lab has arthritis.
    We keep him trim and on the glucosamine tablets. I think the weight is the most important thing like.
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  7. ToneSAFC73

    ToneSAFC73 Midfield

    Swimming is the way forward.
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  8. Also, go walking/swimming with a younger dog too as they seem to rally.
  9. HerdnMulhall

    HerdnMulhall Central Defender

    We put the old boy on a daily sprinkle of tumeric along with a glug olive oil over his meals about 18 months ago. Seems to have worked.
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  10. yorkyexile

    yorkyexile Striker

    The CLO I get but why the turmeric if you don't mind me asking?
  11. HerdnMulhall

    HerdnMulhall Central Defender

    Seem to remember reading about it as good for being anti inflammatory mainly
    And here's one of hundreds of links.

    We actually use olive rather than cod liver oil- basically because we live in olive producing region and you see the old boys and girls here having a real degree of mobility despite having had really hard lives. Another anecdotal issue is that I've seen chronic arthritis sufferers seemingly benefit from a mediterranean diet rich in olive oil whilst living over here. Like I say it seems to work for Old Harry.
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  12. girojim

    girojim Striker

    roll her a big fat spliff
  13. @HerdnMulhall Is that turmeric powder or turmeric root ?

    Or will either do ?
  14. Mantobar

    Mantobar Midfield

    Knew everyone would help. Had her about 9 years and shes no bother at all. some fecker chucked her out aged about 6 months and luckily she ended up in the front garden. Said I'm not keeping her.... found out who chucked her out they had 2 other dogs, very poor of them.or words to that effect!
  15. Seriously yes I believe and worth the OP asking the vet.

    What a cracking person you are.
    That dog is one lucky dog and you have 10 likes from me.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
  16. gasman

    gasman Goalkeeper

    Not sure what size your dog is but ours had struggled to get on the couch so we’ve bought him a set of small steps from Zooplus, ideal for him getting up and down without much impact/effort.
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  17. HerdnMulhall

    HerdnMulhall Central Defender

    We use the powder
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  18. ToneSAFC73

    ToneSAFC73 Midfield

    You can get ramps into the car aswell
  19. Two million voices

    Two million voices Central Defender

    My mams dog had to have her eyes removed today, just a picture and it looks horrendous :(
  20. South Hylton

    South Hylton Midfield

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