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Old 04-10-2012, 09:50 PM
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My friend has a 9 year old 90lb Labrador with hip dysplasia and arthritis, and they need something to help her going down a flight of stairs to go outside. My friend is handicapped and unable to physically help her outside.

Basically looking for ideas on helping to get the ol girl outside.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:29 PM
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:43 AM
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If a ramp isn't possible, indoor/outdoor carpeting on the steps.

Have to ask- is the dog over weight? If so, dropping some of the excess will help. Ideally a female Lab should be between 55 and 70 pounds. I understand there are over sized ones out there who are not over weight at 90 pounds, tho.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:23 AM
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She is overweigt. They had gotten her slimmed down at one point but then her arthitis/hip issues got worse and then now she's also got Cushings.

I've passed along the ideas, thanks ladies!
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She is overweigt...
I'd definitely get the excess weight off then.

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...and then now she's also got Cushings...
That brings up another question- has she been on steroids for the arthrithis? One form of Cushings is brought on by pred, etc, and, if I remember right from what I read, it can be reversed simply be discontinuing the steroid.
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