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  1. Dog has dementia, heart problems, arthritis - time to let go?

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    I've read a lot of articles about how to know whether it's time to put a dog to sleep, but I'm still torn about what to do in our particular situation. My pup is 11 years old (a long-haired dachshund mix) who I've had for 8 years. In the past couple of years, he's developed worsening arthritis...
  2. Arthritis in old dog?

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    Hi, My Dog is about 10 years old and very recently has started showing some weird signs that we are confused about. The past few days she has been having a lot of difficulty getting up after laying down or being seated for a long period of time. The first time it happened she woke up up...
  3. Opinions on CCL Tear Conservative Management

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    Hello, My dog recently became 3 legged lame, so I brought her to the vets for x-rays which suggested she has a partial CCL tear and other arthritic changes. My vet advised that he thinks it is likely this will lead to a complete rupture at some point, at which point it will require surgery- but...
  4. Adult/senior dog joint health (arthritis)?

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    Hi fellow dog lovers! I was wondering what you give for your dog's arthritis. I adopted my Nashi (German shepherd x great Pyrenees) a year ago and was informed he was about three-years-old, but his joints say otherwise. He gets a grain-free kibble + RAW diet with fish oil added to his food...
  5. My Chihuahua and Yorkie-Russell eating raw chicken

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    We have started feeding our pooches raw meat due to the many nutritional benefits. In this video you can see just how much they love it and also how we prepare it for them as they are small so need a bit of help :) Thank you for watching!
  6. Side effects from arthritis treatment

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    My dog was treated with VETPROFEN for arthritis for last 6 months. And then she got severe diarrhea. I have never heard from vet that this pills have a terrible side effects such as serious adverse reactions include increased thirst and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, anemia, bloody or...
  7. Dog boots specifically to prevent slipping on ice

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    My dog, Mo, is a 13 year old Labrador who has begun the slow decline of the hindend fairly typical to large breeds. He blew out his cruciate and meniscus May 2013 which has helped the degeneration along. As of now he gets around perfectly well, although the long recovery from the knee injury has...
  8. Hip & Joint Relief Supplement That Works

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    I have been letting everyone I know about a supplement for hip & joint stiffness. We've just started giving it to our 8 year old Rocky about 6 weeks ago and the results have been great. I've also recommended it to a friend who runs a rescue shelter and she loves it too. A few months ago I...
  9. Arthritis Tips/Suggestions/Help

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    Hi there, I have an 8 1/2 year old Lab/Spaniel mix who recently started showing signs moderately severe arthritis. 3 months ago we went to the vet about it, and started a regimen of weight loss (yes I am guilty of over-indulging my pooch), joint supplements, and pain relief. I cut her food...
  10. Input Wanted: Arthritis pain

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    Hi, i have a dog that has 3 legs. He was hit by a car and we had to amputate a leg. Hes been with 3 legs for about 10 years now. He is 12 yrs old himself. He seems to be in pain at times, or just tired? When its cold he cant really go for a walk he will just sit there. I wanted to know if...
  11. Dog with arthritis, advice re: Metacam

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    Good evening I am new to this forum and immediately asking for advice, I hope this is not bad etiquette! I am looking for advice/personal accounts/areas for consideration about our 11 year old Lab. I am not asking for the decision to be made as only us as owners can do that but constructive...