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Old 04-23-2009, 07:16 PM
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Default Arthritis

I found out Buster has arthritis a couple of weeks ago, moreso in the side with his HD but a bit in the other side. Our vet did some chiro, laser and carprophen injection at the time and said to put him on glucosomine and fish oil. When I was house sitting I don't think he was getting those though, which was the last 10 days or so.

The last couple of days his limp is back, carrying pretty much no weight on his right hind leg. It doesn't seem to bother him too much but its obvisouly too sore to walk on. I think its come up again from the weather getting colder and him and Mac playing like mad the last few days.

Question, how do I make hime more comfortable?

He's also got energy through the roof atm, so I've been doing some clicker stuff, ideally I'd take him and Mac out for a big run but she'll body slam him and if his hips already sore I don't need it made worse.

I'm thinking it might be a good idea to buy like a heat mat of some sort for him? Any other ideas?

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