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Old 05-17-2016, 02:46 PM
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Has anyone used physical therapy on very senior dog that has arthritis of the spine? Meg has gone from walking to not being able to stand over the last 3 weeks. Pain is controlled for now. I don't know what to do. Of course, the nearest animal PT is 3 hours away. Any help appreciated. Blood work good, no cancer. Good appetite.
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Has anyone used physical therapy on very senior dog that has arthritis of the spine? Meg has gone from walking to not being able to stand over the last 3 weeks. Pain is controlled for now. I don't know what to do. Of course, the nearest animal PT is 3 hours away. Any help appreciated. Blood work good, no cancer. Good appetite.

I'm really not familiar with arthritis of the spine but as far as PT, I've heard that hydrotherapy does wonders for senior dogs. Maybe it's something to look into.

Hope your sweet senior gets some relief soon.
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What about massage? I know there are some simple massage manoeuvres that you can perform yourself.. that are pretty easy to learn. May be easier than driving 3 hours to go to physical therapy. Here are a couple articles I found on the subject -
Canine Massage Techniques I (5/8) - Ortocanis.com
Canine Massage Techniques II (6/8) - Ortocanis.com
Canine Massage Techniques III (7/8) - Ortocanis.com
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Hi, my 14 year old Chihuahua has arthritis in his paws, we recently started feeding him raw meat as well as his usual dry food and he has stopped licking his paws, I have done lots of research and there are loads of nutrients in raw meat that are good for them, I made a video, hope it's ok to share, and hope your pooch is feeling better Here's the link https://youtu.be/XRRaIBjD-MM
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Also, ever considered using a back brace? Here's a back brace from Ortocanis that's specially for dogs with spinal arthritis.. could be just what you're looking for.
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We haven't tried PT yet. Our vet prescribed our Great Dane pain medication to relieve some of the arthritis symptoms. We tried them for a couple of months, but then looked into canine glucosamine. We've been giving him this supplement from Amazon with great results. I hope your pup feels better.

https://www.amazon.com/Hip-Joint-Sup...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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