dogs and arthritis

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Post by youjach »

no rawhides in our house- they seem to cause total panic and some aggreession with both of them. If you walk by either one of them they will growl and show teeth so they are banned LOL-- they really only chew on those big smoked bones and snacks.

I will try pumpkin- but real one around my area now are hard to find-- can I use the canned one? Libby's has one that has nothing else in it?

as for food we have been feeding them Nutro lamb and rice and switched in Oct. to Royal Canin-

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Post by Liz H »

Yes - use the Libby's canned plain pumpkin. Hint - scoop out tablespoons of it, put on plastic wrap and freeze. Then just pop one off each time you need some pumpkin. That way, no waste at all.
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Post by Karen_P »

I can relate to the aggression part. Precious, the foster, is fine with people and her rawhides but is quite protective around the other dogs. I have to crate her on the rare occasion I give out chewies.

I'm going to start with the pumpkin again also. Zach loves it and I'm hoping it's the missing peice in his weight loss puzzle.
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Re: dogs and arthritis

Post by jannon »

Unfortunately, arthritis is one of those things that will affect many pups at some point in their lives. Just like in humans, arthritis can happen as you age, or because of genetics, of because of other things as well. Plenty of exercise young can definitely help ward off the condition. We've had few pups with arthritis and have found that if we exercise them and give them the proper medicine it really helps.

Good luck!

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