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redstatebluegirl's Journal
redstatebluegirl's Journal
August 27, 2015

Dachshund pain management.

Hi everyone, I have always gotten good advice on this forum and I have a question. I have standard longhair doxies, we have always had that breed, right now we have three a 2 year old, a 7 year old and a 10 year old. The young one had surgery at a very young age to repair the ulnas in his front legs. They were not growing properly and he had developed a serious limp. Our vet sent us to an ortho surgeon and he seemed so much better after rehab here at home (I am now a doxie PT expert .

Now he is experiencing arthritis, as we were told could happen. He is taking carprophen each day , half a tab and we are giving him glycoflex III and vitamin E per our vet. He is doing much better but he comes out of his crate every morning very stiff and clearly uncomfortable. We have the traditional pad in there, the one that came with it. Does anyone know of a better option to make him more comfortable?

We don't have children, so these fur babies are our family...I want him to be comfortable if we can help at all.

Any comment on his drug/supplements would be welcome as well. I should know the drill after having these long dogs all my life but this has been something new, it is not really his back but his legs.

I am headed to work so I may not get to check this until after I get home this afternoon. Thanks in advance!

August 3, 2015

Has anyone dealt with Rhumatoid Arthritis?

I saw my pain management specialist today and she has ordered tests for RA. The pain in my joints has been increasing. It is clearly not related to my back issues. Hopefully not RA but wanted some information. Is it easy to diagnose? Should I seek out a different doctor for this?

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