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27 Mar 2016

Leg Problem Week Four Sunday 27th March 2016

This morning I came downstairs to find a happy dog, he didn't seem to struggle to get to his feet this morning.

He had his normal stroll round the garden and scoffed a good breakfast. 
Breakfast now is his own royal cannin adult dog food which he has been having for some years now.
The amount has been cut down, and we have added some carrots and broccoli to help him to lose weight, but not get too hungry

We have stopped his joint chew sticks, and replaced them with small biscuit nibbles, and continued with his dental sticks, small ones, twice a day. All in the hope to reduce some weight from him and help his legs.

We haven't had x-rays yet, as after reading advice and talking to the vet we should try giving him 8 weeks rest. The vet has increased his painkillers, and he is now on. Nutraquin, Which is a painkiller and anti-inflammatory

nutraquin and nutraquin+ can help to:

  • Aid stiff joints
  • Support joint structure
  • Improve mobility and flexibility
  • Improve your pet's quality of life by maintaining optimum joint health
  • Support the animals' natural systems that control inflammation

Ben is still taking his  Rimadyl,  Which the vet says should work well with the nutraquin.

He is looking a lot better today and seems to be walking a lot better.  He will be on a strong dose for six weeks, and then we can reduce the dose.

Keeping him in the house for 8 weeks is like keeping a teenager indoors without access to the internet.