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Animals  (tags: arthritis, health, pets, dogs, AnimalWelfare )

Dianne Ly
- 860 days ago -
Any dog can be affected with arthritis, just as humans. It most often afflicts the senior dog and larger breeds, creating a very debilitating condition for your pet.

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Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:45 am
Thanks for this info. How about glucosamin? can't you get that without a prescription? I am unemployed and can't afford pet doctor except what is covered in my pets plon.

N Away W. (650)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:25 pm
very important, thank you Dianne

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:22 pm
yes you can buy it over the counyer,but I would ask your vet how much for your ytpe and size of dog,just give them a call....the pharmasist may even be able to help you.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday January 14, 2013, 6:46 am
Noted and Thank-You for the information Dianne :-)

Ana R (220)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:21 am
noted with thanks...

paul m. (93)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:52 am

Samee as people,,The're is only tablets to relive the pain....

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:37 am
thank you noted

Suzanne L. (132)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:00 am
I had a beautiful female cat who developed arthritis as she aged. My vet recommended a glucosamine compound in powder form which I purchased at the veterinary clinic. It was specifically for cats. It helped her some and we provided nice cozy places for her to rest.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:25 am
Thank you

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:18 am
Thanks a lot for the information.

Amy E. (66)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:14 pm
Noted, thanks for sharing.

michelle m. (41)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:26 pm
Cartrophen injections are excellent for canines with arthritis.
I administer cartophin injections to my fur kids and I also give them glucosamine and condrointoin powder

"CARTROPHEN VET® is a revolutionary advance in the treatment for arthritis in dogs. In fact, tens of thousands of dogs around the world are enjoying the benefits of this superior and proven Australian technology.

How is it different?
CARTROPHEN VET® relieves pain and lameness, and dramatically increases the range of pain-free movement by treating the underlying disease processes - not just the symptoms.
Treatment is similar to vaccinations, with weekly doses for four weeks. They aren't expensive ($25 - $38 per injection) and you pay a consultation only on the first visit. This is followed by booster shots, which your veterinarian will adjust so that the frequency of treatment achieves the best results for your dog.

8 out of 10 pets respond quickly to the initial course with an increase in activity and general well-being. This improvement should last for more than 3 months and may last for years in less severe conditions. In some extreme cases the treatment may have to be repeated, but again your veterinarian will advise you."


Mariette G. (160)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:16 pm
Thanks for the info Dianne!

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Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:38 pm

Nimue P. (307)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:28 pm

Kara C. (15)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:11 pm
Dan and Tina Partlow - I was going to reccomend glucosamine, it isn't a complete cure but since I started giving it to my dog she has pretty much stopped limping and is able to walk a lot further :D It can be bought at a chemist without a prescription and is fairly cheap.

As it is a very safe supplement I suggest getting the pills for humans instead of dogs, they are the same ingredients but the dog pills are much higher price and a far lower quality.

She (22 kilos) gets a 1000mg capsule in her wet dog food for dinner and one for breakfast every second day, eats it with no fuss at all :D For flair ups where they are limping I reccomend dampening a tea towel and nuking it for 40 seconds then bandaged around the sore bit, it seems to help quite a bit.

Dianne D. (471)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:58 pm
I have a feral cat who is 15 years old and has arthritis. She's been living indoors with me for a few years now as she can't defend herself. I've been giving her medication from GMC for pets and it helps.

Devon Leonard (54)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:12 am
And keep active..! Thanks Diane.

Ruth S. (300)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:31 am
Always read the ingredients before giving anything to your animals.

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:14 am
My older dog and me share the same problem, and we´re both taking glucosamine + chondroitin sulfate. Thank you!
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