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Hi,

My girl is old now and she's been walking less and less distance every day. She still wants to go out for walks, but now only makes it a few yerds, for a few minutes before either stumbling and falling, or simply laying down because she can't walk any more.
I'm giving her Glucosamine, Green tipped mussel powder and CBD oil. She's not eating much either, but still has an appetite for human foods (that'sfor another thread).


Anyway, I was thinking of buying a pull-along garden cart (something like what's in the links below) and putting loads of cusions in there for her comfort. At least she can come out and have a sniff about then.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas, or experience with assisting large breeds like this?
 

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Sounds like a good idea! She is sure to appreciate and enjoy it.

By the way, the dosage of New Zealand green lipped mussel extract can make a big difference. At first I tentatively gave my 18 kg dog only HALF a 500mg capsule daily, and it was not really enough. Later I read that his weight should receive a full 500mg daily, so now I give him the full 500mg capsule every morning, and he is a very happy camper.
 

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Great, thanks! I have only just started on the mussel.
Vet said 540mg daily, with 750mg glucosamine and 500mg paracetamol


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According to Wikipedia, an adult malamute is probably about twice the weight of my Benny. Note that those are pounds on the label, not kilos. 1 kg = 2.20462 lbs
 

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Have you gone to the vet? Pain meds and/or anti inflammatories may help.
Yeah she had some pain meds before but they were making her sick.

Tonight she is just laying here whining. It’s as if she’s trying to tell me something but I don’t know what. This is horrible.
I can’t ring the vet for around 8 hours until they open. Don’t know how to comfort her


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It may be the time for you to think of her suffering. I’m trying to figure out how to say this so I’ll just say it may be time.
 

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Yeah she had some pain meds before but they were making her sick.

Tonight she is just laying here whining. It’s as if she’s trying to tell me something but I don’t know what. This is horrible.
I can’t ring the vet for around 8 hours until they open. Don’t know how to comfort her


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I have a 15 year old pup. She gets arthritis in her back legs. I use a heat pad on them on low heat. I suggest sit on the couch with her head in your lap so you can stroke her and talk to her and use the heat pad for her pain.
 

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It may be the time for you to think of her suffering. I’m trying to figure out how to say this so I’ll just say it may be time.
Yes, you were right. She’s gone to the spirit world
Thanks for all your help, guys.


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