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Old 05-29-2011, 07:39 PM
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Bandit seems to be having joint pain because he is limping and his hind leg seems to be the problem. Is there any way to get rid of the pain? I booked an appointment for the vet tomorrow.
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i don't know... there are pain killers for dogs, but you really want to give them with vet guidance. human pain killers can actually kill a dog so i wouldn't go that route... i'm sure your vet will have recommendations for you... i know when i have joint pain i alternate between ice and heat...
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You should ask your vet about Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements. They are supposed to really help with joint pain.
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I use glucosamine. Apparently, there is no difference between glucosamine capsules for humans and for pets so save some money and get the human ones.
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I use glucosamine. Apparently, there is no difference between glucosamine capsules for humans and for pets so save some money and get the human ones.
Trader Joes also has a great dog glucosamine it is reasonably priced and chewable.
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Did this pain start all of a sudden or has it progressively gotten worse?
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It has only gotten worse. I think it is of his age, because he is turning 8 in a couple of weeks.
The vetrenarian appointment is after dinner, so I might try and see if i can find that glucosamine because it seems to have gotten worse over night. He can barely walk on the leg.
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Glad that you have the vet appointment because if it "got worse overnight" then I'm suspicious that you may have something else going on in addition to probably arthritis, something glucosamine alone won't fix.
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Vet app. In an hour. I went All over searching that medicine and I could find it. Wee will just have to wait for what the vet has to say!
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Vet said that Bandit has arthritis and is on a pain reliever. He is doing better and walking on his leg more comfortably now. Is there anything else I should do for him that the vet didn't mention?
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