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recently discovered arthritis in back legs of my dog what can we do?

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April 19, 2019 / By Davie
Question: we have recently found out she has arthritis in her back legs, but she is also drinking a lot more and peeing a lot... even wet on her bed and floor which she has never done before, any help would be great .. thanks
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Balthasar Balthasar | 8 days ago
The vet who diagnosed the arthritis should have told you what she needs to be kept pain free. Did he tell you she needs prescription meds? Or glucosamine chondroitin and the correct dosage? The peeing a lot is a whole separate health issue and she needs the vet for that one, too. That could be because of several health problems, guesses won't help her.
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Balthasar Originally Answered: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and was told to take motrin and come back in 4 months.?
i don't know what doctor you are seeing but i don't agree with what he did. i agree with the comment above me about VOLTAREN GEL. i have loads of it with me because of the joint pain from my lupus, and that resembles the pain from RA. they might put you on a low steroid to control the flares. but motrin is not strong enough for the pain of RA

Wynter Wynter
For arthritis, some dogs take glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. and there are prescription meds you can get too. Also important to keep her at a healthy weight. Was she actually diagnosed by the vet ? I would think they would have recommended something? If you have not had her to a vet and told about ALL of these symptoms, please bring her in, and get blood and urine tests done. The peeing a lot / drinking a lot ( in veterinary terms called "polyuria/polydipsia" sounds like something else is going on and you need to find out what it is. For example those are common symptoms of diabetes -- they drink a lot and pee a lot because their body is trying to get rid of the excess sugar. And the hind leg lameness MAY be related to that too due to diabetic neuropathy -- they can get nerve damage from high blood sugar. That's more common in diabetic cats than diabetic dogs, but it definitely sometimes happens in dogs whose diabetes is uncontrolled. If it turns out she DOES have diabetes and neuropathy in the back legs, there are some supplements that are helpful. like methyl-B12 -- not the more common "cyano B12" . The methyl kind is what works better on the nervous system. http://www.ehow.com/about_5477069_oral-m... Of course if it's diabetes, it is also essential to get the blood sugar regulated to prevent further damage. That would also stop the excessive drinking and urinating, which would probably stop her peeing in the house. I'm not saying she definitely has diabetes, it might be arthritis + something else causing the PU/PD. Here is an article that lists various causes. http://endocrinevet.blogspot.com/2011/01... Anyway, you need to get her to the vet to find out what's up. IF it turns out she has diabetes, here is a forum for canine diabetes caregivers http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum
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Shay Shay
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Parris Parris
I have a 13 yr old shepherd mix myself. When he was about 7, he started developing the same symptoms and seizures. Our vet advised that it could be the rabies shot as its known to have that effect on dogs. He actually doesnt endorse the rabies shot (we live on Long island where rabies outbreaks rarely occur if at all). Anyway, he has been signing off on the shot annually for registration purposes and not actually administering the shot. i can honestly say that the dog hasnt had a seizure since. Im not saying this may be your dogs issue, but it is a common one overlooked none the less. One more piece of advice...After a dog has a seizure, its actually good to give them REAL vanilla bean ice cream. The black dots u see in it have some sort of medicinal purpose to them... PLUS your beloved lil pup deserves a kick *** treat after such a traumatizing experience!
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Margarita Margarita
Welcome to the world of caring for a senior dog. Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM tablets are good for arthritic legs, and is sounds like your little gal has developed incontinence, a very common problem in aging females whether they've been spayed or not. It is treatable , usually with hormones. Talk to your vet about it. I get my Glucosamine chewables here; http://www.kvpet.com 1-800-423-8211` I get 120 chewables for $22.99 It's item number 43081 if you're interested in getting it. The girls on the phone lines are a big help and easy to talk to.
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Margarita Originally Answered: What can I do to ease arthritis pain in my lower/mid back?
GLUCOSAMINE/CHONDROITIN works the best for a natural remedy. I recommend the highest strength you can go for your money. It is pricey but worth it! I used to work for GNC so i know my natural remedies. The elderly would come in for it ALL the time. It's best to use them in combination. If you can afford it, get the one with MSM added. Keep using your warm compresses as well.

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