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Old December 30th 06, 04:44 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sarita
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hi,

my 14 year old (in human years) corrgie/german sheppard dog has hip
displsha.
so she has a hard time walking about (especially up & down stairs). so
how can i help out my dog?


please e-mail me your answers to thanx!

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Old December 30th 06, 04:53 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Janet B
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On 30 Dec 2006 08:44:01 -0800, "Sarita" ,
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my 14 year old (in human years) corrgie/german sheppard dog has hip
displsha.
so she has a hard time walking about (especially up & down stairs). so
how can i help out my dog?


take her to your vet.
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Old December 30th 06, 06:25 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Sarita" wrote in message
ups.com...

my 14 year old (in human years) corrgie/german sheppard dog has hip
displsha.

.........were the hips X-rayed to confirm dysplasia? Or is it arthritis?

so she has a hard time walking about (especially up & down stairs). so
how can i help out my dog?


.........There are any number of products you can use for arthritis, such as
glucosamine, salmon oil, MSM. There are links and information at this site:
www.dogaware.com

.........If none of these seem to help much, your vet can prescribe
medicines, but FIRST you should have some bloodwork run to check how the
liver and kidneys are functioning as sometimes these drugs have side
effects.

......You can also make sure the dog has a place to sleep with some padding.

buglady
take out the dog before replying


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Old December 30th 06, 06:25 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sarita
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Janet B wrote:
On 30 Dec 2006 08:44:01 -0800, "Sarita" ,
clicked their heels and said:


my 14 year old (in human years) corrgie/german sheppard dog has hip
displsha.
so she has a hard time walking about (especially up & down stairs). so
how can i help out my dog?


take her to your vet.
--
Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com


we tryed the vet but she wasn't much help. any other ideas? thanx
--
Sarita


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Old December 30th 06, 06:28 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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On 30 Dec 2006 10:25:42 -0800, "Sarita" ,
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we tryed the vet but she wasn't much help. any other ideas? thanx
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they didn't recommend any medication? I find that hard to believe.
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Old December 30th 06, 06:38 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sarita
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buglady wrote:
"Sarita" wrote in message
ups.com...

my 14 year old (in human years) corrgie/german sheppard dog has hip
displsha.

........were the hips X-rayed to confirm dysplasia? Or is it arthritis?

so she has a hard time walking about (especially up & down stairs). so
how can i help out my dog?


........There are any number of products you can use for arthritis, such as
glucosamine, salmon oil, MSM. There are links and information at this site:
www.dogaware.com

........If none of these seem to help much, your vet can prescribe
medicines, but FIRST you should have some bloodwork run to check how the
liver and kidneys are functioning as sometimes these drugs have side
effects.

.....You can also make sure the dog has a place to sleep with some padding.

buglady
take out the dog before replying


dear buglady,
thanx for the great reply

x-rays did confirm dysplasia.she is also taking daily pills.
i love your answer ,but i was hopeing for somthing phisical i could do

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Old December 30th 06, 08:51 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
buglady
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"Sarita" wrote in message
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..she is also taking daily pills.
..........what kind of pills?

i was hopeing for somthing phisical i could do


........like what - massage or some kind of physical therapy?

buglady
take out the dog before replying



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Old December 30th 06, 09:48 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Michael A. Ball
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On 30 Dec 2006 10:38:43 -0800, "Sarita" wrote:

...x-rays did confirm dysplasia.she is also taking daily pills.
i love your answer ,but i was hopeing for somthing phisical i could do


Would you please tell us what pills your dog is taking? Thank you.




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Old December 30th 06, 11:26 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
pfoley
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"Sarita" wrote in message
oups.com...

buglady wrote:
"Sarita" wrote in message
ups.com...

my 14 year old (in human years) corrgie/german sheppard dog has hip
displsha.

........were the hips X-rayed to confirm dysplasia? Or is it arthritis?

so she has a hard time walking about (especially up & down stairs). so
how can i help out my dog?


........There are any number of products you can use for arthritis, such

as
glucosamine, salmon oil, MSM. There are links and information at this

site:
www.dogaware.com

........If none of these seem to help much, your vet can prescribe
medicines, but FIRST you should have some bloodwork run to check how the
liver and kidneys are functioning as sometimes these drugs have side
effects.

.....You can also make sure the dog has a place to sleep with some

padding.

buglady
take out the dog before replying


dear buglady,
thanx for the great reply

x-rays did confirm dysplasia.she is also taking daily pills.
i love your answer ,but i was hopeing for somthing phisical i could do

==========
You could make a ramp for the dog so the dog can get into the car; or you
could buy one. It would be easy enough to make one with a long piece of
plywood and a rubber bath mat nailed to it, so the dog won't slip off it.
Then toss it in the trunk of the car for later use. When walking down or up
the stairs, you could slip a towel or belt around the back of the stomach of
the dog to gently support the dog's weak rear end while holding the towel
or belt as the dog walks up or down the stairs. You could buy one of those
doggy stairs if the dog sleeps on a chair or couch. I would definitely
avoid any large stairways. Maybe the vet could prescribe a pain killer if
the dog is in discomfort.


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Old December 31st 06, 03:03 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sarita
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Sarita wrote:
hi,

my 14 year old (in human years) corrgie/german sheppard dog has hip
displsha.
so she has a hard time walking about (especially up & down stairs). so
how can i help out my dog?


please e-mail me your answers to thanx!



this is a link to the dogs pic

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/339172943/

 




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