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How can you help a dog with arthritis?

My lab is almost 15 and starting to show his age. Is there anything I can give him for soreness due to arthritis? I just want him to be more comfortable.

Asked By: i know nothing - 2/11/2010
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The immediate response of many dog owners that have discovered that their dog is infected with arthritis is to go the nearest veterinary. Though this is good, you need to be aware that there is a better alternative to the problem of arthritis in your dog. The solution is natural treatment for dogs with arthritis... More
Answered By: Victoria - 2/11/2010
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You can ask for painkillers from the Vet. Also do give him lots of Glucosamine. It will not ease the pain but it will help to cushion his joints. Give him a high dosage of Glucosamine everyday preferably 2-3 capsules a day so that it'll be more effective.
Answered By: Goldenly Addicted - 2/11/2010
 
A Vet can perscribe pain medicine.
Answered By: jingersnaps - 2/11/2010
 
On line contact Drs. Foster & Smith. There is a product called life select for seniors. I give it to my old bluetick and it helped him alot. I also went to bluebuffalo dog food which has glucosamine and chondroitine in it which delivers joint relief. Also look up TTouch. Its a new method out for dogs. I just started... More
Answered By: Keith - 2/11/2010
 
Yes lots of things: You can buy him some Cortaflex to help joints, which is the best I know and far better than glocusamine,chondroitin and MSM supplements, buy him a Bioflow collar which will relieve any pain... More
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Answered By: Maxi - 2/11/2010
 
Yes. As already suggested you can give Glocosamine. If you add Chondroitin and Green Lipped Mussel, and fish oils then even better. You'll need to see the vet and ask about medical pain relief too. One of my dogs was on Metacam/Meloxicam for 9 years to good effect. A word of warning here though, ask the vet to do a... More
Answered By: John - 2/11/2010
 
give him a good cushion to sleep on and ask a vet wat u can do i did it for my dog hope its great advice :)!!!!!!
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Answered By: Shugermama - 2/11/2010
 
apart from different medicines id suggest taking him for short but frequant walks so his joints dont get still thats assuming you cant take him swimming everyday hope this helps
Answered By: Gina - 2/11/2010
 
Read this Pub Med link... More
Answered By: A Great Dane Lady - 2/11/2010
 
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