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Vet Check

Well I went to the Doggie Doctor yesterday! I think I’m gonna live. He did some looking around, and lots of touching. And he thinks that everything is fine with my HIP, KNEE, & Foot. But he does think that I do have this panosteritis (growing pains). Which I had in my front leg later last year. So he said NO xrays were needed. And he doesn’t want me taking any Doggie Pain meds for it. Too many bad side effects from the Rimadyl and Dog Asprin.

He recommended we try a more natural approach. Herbal remedies.

He gave me some funny tasting crystal stuff called ARNICA. Its from a plant. And my mom did some investigating online (again) and she is way into this stuff. I hope it works. I don’t like sore legs. I want to run and play again.

So we shall see how this turns out.

Here is a link to some other dog Herbal Remedies, including Arnica.

http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/herbal-pain-remedies.html

I did loose 10 pounds in the last few weeks due to my not feeling well and whining about my leg.. Mum is trying to fatten me back up with fried eggs in my food.. and they are so yummy!!

Here is an interesting page my mum found and wanted me to share: http://www.dogmark.net/dmninter/dogmarkarticle/elliott02.html

And I saw this and thought it was so scary!!! Yikes, I need to eat more eggs!!!

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joint pain again

my legs have been bother me all week! I hate these growing pains…

My dad says its because mom was taking me in and out of the Element, and the jumping up and down was irritating my hips.

So now mum is ordering a ramp for me to enter the car on my own without pressure on my hips and joints.

And she did some investigating and found this medicine called FLEXICOSE. We found a generic of it at our Farmer Supply Store Rual King.

it has 5000mg of Glucosamine, 1750mg of MSM, and lots of other stuff including shark cartilage, and ascorbic acid.

I hope to fell good soon.

This new medicine is supposed to be better for me than my Rimadyl and doggie asprin ( no, not taken together)!!

I’ll let you know how it works.

Here is the website for more info on FLEXICOSE:

http://www.flexicose.com/flexicose-pets/index.html

And here is the website on the one my mum got me!!

http://www.farnamhorse.com/product.php?mainkey=200005&pid=100703&key=300002#

medicines save the day

Well I went to see the animal doctor today to get me out of this pain.

And he gave me a shot of Rimadyl.

 medicine from the good doc

It is an anti-inflamatory/analgesic for dogs.

Oh it hurt when he put the shot in and I screamed in pain. And all i did was lick his eye!! He laughed….

But now its working, I’m at home and finally able to get some sleep.

I also have some doggie pills called Carprofen 100mg. I will start taking those tomorrow.  pills

They are the same as the shot, but my human can administer at home.

Vet wants to get an x-ray but he will have to put me out for that, not sure if that sounds like fun or not.

But I think the humans want to wait and see if this medicine helps any.

its possible that I have Panosteritis or osteoarthritis!

Pano would be the more likley though, its basically growing pains, and I AM a growing pup right now.

 

Panosteitis is a spontaneously occurring lameness that usually occurs in large breed dogs.  Affected dogs are usually in the 5 to 14 month age range and male dogs are more commonly infected than female dogs. The disease has been reported in dogs as young as 2 months and can occur in young mature dogs. The lameness tends to occur very suddenly, usually without a history of trauma or excessive exercise. In most cases one or the other front leg is affected first and then the problem tends to move around, making it appear that the lameness is shifting from leg to leg. There are often periods of improvement and worsening of the symptoms in a cyclic manner. This condition is self limiting, meaning that it will eventually go away, with or without treatment. Pain control can go a long way towards helping your pet feel more comfortable and should be used, though.

 

Osteoarthritis: are the same as they occur in the human body with arthritis, essentially, the “breakdown” of the (protective) cartilage that covers the ends of the bones at the joint. Sometimes, the tissues that line the joint may also be inflamed. Osteoarthritis however is associated with the growth of new bone around a moveable joint and the deterioration of the smooth cartilage that covers and protects the ends of the bones within it. In the more severe cases of osteoarthritis, the vet may suggest steroids or surgery, neither of which is risk-free.

Lets hope this passes soon.

I’m going to continue my nap now… while I can without the horrid pain! I’ve a few sleepless nights to catch up on!

My mom is taking good care of me! and nursing me back to my old self!! My family is the best family EVER, they are all taking such great care of me when I’m sick. I love them.

Here is an email from my humans to make me feel better:

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Blessing for
Sick Pet

Loving God,
Lord of all life,
Let your face shine
Upon our sick pet.
Show us your healing love.

 

 Please get better soon baby! We love you so much and hate to see you in such pain!
Lots of Love
Your Human Family

 

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