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Old 03-07-2018, 12:36 PM
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Raider is a 12-year-old poodle/pekingese mix. Three times in the past week, he has held this position for maybe 30 minutes or so upon getting up in the morning. He then seems to get better. The vet did the usual blood test and urinalysis and both were normal. Has anyone else witnessed this in their dog? Thank you!
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Did your Vet do any Xrays checking for joint issues, or arthritis?
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Agreed I would want to have a set of xrays done.
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Thank you for your replies. X-rays were mentioned as the next step. But the vet also stated that anesthesia may be required to perform the x-rays. At Raider's age, I'll be leery of anesthesia. I'm guessing that Raider does have some arthritis setting in in his hips or lower back. The discomfort occurs when he gets up in the morning, but not every morning. If arthritis is diagnosed, I wonder what treatments exist.
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Anesthesia does not necessarily mean deep anesthesia, when he would be completely knocked out and require breathing assistance. My guess is they would give him a mild anesthetic which would make him drowsy and really not care much about what was happening around him. Talk to your Vet and have him clarify what level of anesthetic he feels is required. As far as arthritis there are a number of medications that can be used. I know people that have dogs that are on arthritis meds, and are getting enough relief to function very well.
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My old dog, my ancient horse, myself and my mom who was disabled by arthritis all benefitted substantially from joint suppliments. The key ingredients are MSM, glucosamine, hydraluronic acid and chondroitin. The advanced Cosequin D5 or something with similar ingredients plus fish oil had my old dog running and jumping like a puppy in less than two weeks. Vets recommend to keep them on it for at least a month to see if it will help each individual or not.
For myself, I feel a huge difference in my knees in whether I can walk or even bend them depending on if I've been taking my own joint suppliments or not, especially on cold damp days and before storms.

My old horse was able to keep being ridden and jumping for an extra three or four years in her mid twenties just from adding these joint suppliments with no other vet visits or treatments whatsoever. She had gone from looking so sore and stiff that my instructor was telling me to retire her at age 23. In two or three weeks of the joint suppliments she was acting much younger and completely pain free. I didn't stop riding until she was 26 or 27 for other issues. She's still going strong and sound now at almost 29.

They can't hurt to try and are much cheaper than other treatments. All the pain meds for dogs can harm the internal organs, like rimadyl. There's no treatment for arthritis, just pain and comfort management.
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Thank you for your advice. Very helpful!
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Raider is a 12-year-old poodle/pekingese mix. Three times in the past week, he has held this position for maybe 30 minutes or so upon getting up in the morning. He then seems to get better. The vet did the usual blood test and urinalysis and both were normal. Has anyone else witnessed this in their dog? Thank you!
I have a poodle mix named Raider

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