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Dysplasia in large breed dogs

We just bought a Dogue De Bordeaux and he is showing signs of hip dysplasia and also possibly elbow dysplasia. We have had a dog with hip dysplasia but have no experience with elbow.

Has anyone had a large breed with all over dysplasia? Any tips to make him more comfortable?

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Acook331

Asked by Acook331 at 11:24 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Pets

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  • call a vet and ask.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 12:02 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • One of our Siberian Huskies had elbow dysplasia. Thankfully though it was never bad enough to really cause her pain too often. She had bottle of Tylenol w/Codeine to take anytime we saw her limping.

    I've also heard activity and especially swimming can help with keeping everything going smoothly.

    Good luck to you and your doggie!
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 12:05 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • A friend of mine dealt with this with her German shepherd. That dog had surgery several times on differant joints. One thing that helped Elsa was acupuncture along with pain meds.

    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 1:03 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • I heard the same thing about swimming, and maybe massages???
    Dahis

    Answer by Dahis at 10:55 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • We have used Turmeric and NuJoint Plus -Natural Supplements and herbs to help with dysplacia...
    Also, so VETS offer a Baby Aspirin per day ....
    See  post on using Herbs for pets with ACL injuries or other bone/hip problems


    NuJoint and 81mg Baby Aspirin
    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Alternative-Medicine-Pets-3721/2009/12/Dog-limping-try-aspirin.htm


    Using Natural herbs - Turmeric and more:  for pain and swelling in pets


    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Alternative-Medicine-Pets-3721/2009/8/12-year-old-lab-1.htm


     


    HOPE this helps


     

    nuvetmarie

    Answer by nuvetmarie at 8:23 AM on May. 19, 2011

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