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  1. Mysterious stiffness/limp in Chessie's front leg

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    Hello! I've been to three vets already, and none of them have any real answers, so I thought I'd see if anyone here has thoughts. My 9 year old Chesapeake bay retriever Maximo has had significant stiffness in his front right leg since 6/18/17 after an 8 mile hike. His xrays were perfect, and...
  2. Arthritis

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    Hello all , i have a shitzu he is going to be 14 years old in july , i just turned 25 he been with me half my life , lately i notice my dog is slowing down , hes been falling over and pacing back and fourth , so i took him to the vet 2 weeks ago and they said he got bad arthritis and cataracts...
  3. luxating patella: great/cheap supplement, other therapies, scientific review

    Dog Health Questions
    Just wanted to let any other small dog owner with luxating patella know about some conservative treatments for "trick knees." WHY I LOOKED FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT MY VET RECOMMENDED When my vet suggested I get a supplement that would cost about $40 a month (either Synovi 4 or...
  4. Partially torn ACL

    Dog Health Questions
    My 8 year old 40 lb Lasa/Bearded Collie mix named Newman has a partially torn ACL in his back left leg. At first he was not able to use his leg at all and we were certain we should have surgery done to fix it, but we had to put it off a couple of weeks due to travel plans and we knew he would...
  5. 7.5 y/o rottie suddenly stops climbing stairs/jumping on bed-couch

    Dog Health Questions
    heres my problem: out of the blue, one day she could - next day could not - climb hard wood steps or jump up on my bed that's of regular height. Just like that, very accute, very strange. This has been happening for a week now. she is 70 pounds. For about 2 months I have had her on...
  6. newbie with older rottweiler mix--7.5 years

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    hi i came to this site to hopefully get some insight as to what may be going on with my rottie. thanks so much. i had to announce my membership here in order to ask so....ill ask in a seperate thread, thank you PS: WHY DO I NOW NOT YET HAVE PERMISSION TO POST A NEW THREAD UNDER GENERAL HEALTH...
  7. When to seek arthritis treatment?

    Dog Health Questions
    This is coming from another thread but I didn't want to hijack it with my own questions. Snowball is ~10 years old. He is, I think, in excellent health, most people we talk to are surprised when they hear his age. I'd never really noticed any stiffness before, other than several hours or so...
  8. 5 year old pit bull limps on her front leg?

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a 54lb 5 year old female pit bull/staffie. One evening this past september she started limping on her left front leg after playing with her dog friend in a kiddy pool. She tripped out of the pool chasing her friend so I thought she had just pulled a muscle and would be fine in the...
  9. Arthritis and exercising

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi i have a 7 year old female sprayed golden retriever. with mild hip dysplasia. she has arthritis in her rear right leg. She used to limp on it often but now shes on joint tablets with Glucosamine and daily massages and a memory foam bed is being ordered. Now to the problem she...
  10. What to do for aging pet? Solution?

    Dog Health Questions
    Hello all I am doing research for a natural supplement that will help out our aging loved ones. I have talked with vets and they have said joint, urinary and stomach issues are most common. I wanted to reach out to actual owners and ask you what you would like help with in order to keep our...
  11. Fish Oil and Glucosamine question

    Dog Health Questions
    hi everyone, I've noticed that Butters is already exhibiting joint problems on our walks, her back legs seem stiff at times and bowed towards the centre, and sometimes she lifts one up, and seems like she tries to kick it out (luxating patella??). I need to take her to the vet to get an xray...
  12. experience with 8 y/o American Eskimo w/ hip dysplasia, arthritis

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  13. Simple Steps to Help Your Arthritic Dog

    Dog Health Questions
    I have two aging Basset Hounds who are starting to suffer from arthritis. Here is an article that outlines simple steps to help your dog. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8217595/simple_steps_to_help_your_arthritic.html
  14. MRSA won't go away...

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a 6-year old Great Dane girl, Leia. She was diagnosed with a MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph) infection, and it's been over 2 months, and the infection doesn't seem to respond to treatments. I guess it all started about 3-4 months ago. One day my brother texted me that she must have...
  15. Leptospirosis causing arthritic reaction?

    Dog Health Questions
    I'm new to the forum. Hello. We have a 9-year-old black Labrador Retriever named Raven. She was diagnosed as having a "horrific" case of arthritis in her front elbows about a year ago. She's always had a bit of a funny walk and my wife has been giving her glucosamine for years, but the...
  16. Weak Bark & Horfing Sound

    Dog Health Questions
    My dog has begun to have a weak bark as of a few months ago as if she is hoarse. She used to have such a powerful, intimidating bark (if you didn't know her). She also makes this kind of horf noise every now and then...almost like she's coughing up a furrball. We cannot figure out what is...
  17. Introduction

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    Hi, I am the proud owner of a 12-yr-old GSD named Jessie. She has arthritis, hip dysplasia, and spondylosis of the spine in three places. But she has (luckily) a high pain threshold and lots of spirit. One fairly recent development is a sore front shoulder. I suspect she injured it some time...
  18. elevated pet feeders

    General Dog Forum
    Hey I'm new here and I posted this question in pet health also so please forgive me if this is a repeat... anyway here goes... Are elevated pet feeders really better for your dog? How elevated do they need to be and does anyone know of a good one? Thank you!
  19. Elevated pet feeder questions!

    Dog Health Questions
    Are they really better? Does it matter how elevated they are? Anyone know of a really good one?
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