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Old 06-04-2018, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hi Folks I have a question over the last few days and no longer that a week I have noticed Nipper has been dragging her back feet and they swing a little left to right, she is not in pain, I just hope her back legs aren't giving up she is only just turned 10, Any ideas what it could be please? ATB
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:28 AM   #2
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I don't know the typical life span of staffies so I can't advise you. Have you discussed this on one of your regular vet visits? Now that Rascal is 9 years old we have her get yearly exams.
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I don't know the typical life span of staffies so I can't advise you. Have you discussed this on one of your regular vet visits? Now that Rascal is 9 years old we have her get yearly exams.
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I have heard conflicting opinions from 12-17 and that the back legs can go on them don't think that's specific to the breed though.


Called the vet nurse who said it could Autheritus even my spell checker dpesnt work damn thing lol. And suggested cod liver oil, Nipper has been my rock a couple of months back (will ecplain more another day) but it looks so bad when she is walking Thanks for your reply X
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I'm sorry to hear Nipper is having difficulty walking. Insofar as specifically problems with the back legs, other than arthritis the only other disorder I am aware of is degenerative myelopathy, but that is something only your vet can diagnose and treat. (http://gavetrehab.com/files/GVR-Dege...Fact-Sheet.pdf)
I hope she is feeling better soon.
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I'm sorry to hear Nipper is having difficulty walking. Insofar as specifically problems with the back legs, other than arthritis the only other disorder I am aware of is degenerative myelopathy, but that is something only your vet can diagnose and treat. (http://gavetrehab.com/files/GVR-Dege...Fact-Sheet.pdf)
I hope she is feeling better soon.
Hi Janice It doesn't appear to be bad as in struggling to walk but I can see a difference in how she walks. Fingers crossed it's not Degenerative-Myelopathy Got enough problems of mine own to put up with (severe depression) Please wish Nipper and me well Thx ATB
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Have you considered Glucosamine supplements? They are supposed to be good for joints. I give one tablet a day to Rascal. As a matter of fact I take some myself!
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Have you considered Glucosamine supplements? They are supposed to be good for joints. I give one tablet a day to Rascal. As a matter of fact I take some myself!
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No I haven't, are these available from a chemist OTC or vets and are they inexpensive to buy? Iam considering Cod Liver oil capsules as a starter. See how we get on with those. Thx
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Yes! They are OTC and recommended for older dogs (the human kind too. ) I have them to Lucy too. Glucosamine is supposed to help with joints and arthritis.
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Our last golden kinda drug her back feet. We know she ha bad arthritis in her hips and knees. We had started her on adequan injections about 5 weeks before hemangiosarcoma took her. She had improved so much. She was just 4 months shy of 13 when she went to the bridge. It was kinda expensive, but worth it. You get a month of loading doe injections and then to every other week or even every 3 weeks between injections, so after the "loading doses" it isn't so bad.
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