If so, what and how did you get the diagnosis?
My dog is from a shelter. He is a senior. I got him in 2007. We know nothing about his former life, except that he has only one eye and almost died during a surgery. So, they did tell us to never allow him to be sedated again. We tried, unsuccessfully, to locate where the surgery took place, etc.
Question is, what does the vet's office do to make a diagnosis of arthritis? When I took him for his checkup, they just suggested we start him on a prescription medication. When I checked at Petco and the local farm stores, they carry dog aspirin.
Anyone have experience with these older guys?
Answer by Ballad at 11:55 PM on Nov. 19, 2013
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Answer by KTElite at 12:46 AM on Nov. 20, 2013
My dog's tummy was too sensitive for glucosemine, so she gets 2 coated, regular strength aspirin daily. One in the am & another in the evening. We have a local vet who recently said laser treatments could help with this, so we need to give that a try & see if it helps her. Hope you find something that works for your dog. It's so hard when they get older. GL
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:39 AM on Nov. 20, 2013
Answer by KTElite at 11:06 PM on Nov. 19, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 11:10 PM on Nov. 19, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:00 AM on Nov. 20, 2013
Answer by KTElite at 12:29 AM on Nov. 20, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 10:59 AM on Nov. 20, 2013
I would start him on Glucosimine chontrotin. That will help but will take several weeks for you to see a differance. There are several meds you can get from the vets that have both their pros and cons. I had several dogs on Rimadyl but that was some time ago. But it did it's job and my dogs did well on it. I only gave it as needed in the beginning and increased it when it became necessary (they were on it several years when the happened)
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 11:35 AM on Nov. 20, 2013
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