Which of these treatment options to try?

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I have an 11 year old Bichon Frise. He has a grade 2 luxating patella and arthritis in his right knee. We’re managing it with hydrotherapy and joint supplements currently. He’s also a bit overweight and we’re trying to get a kilogram off him.

I would like to try another form of treatment alongside what we’re doing now but there are so many options: chiropractic, osteopathy, physio, acupuncture, massage, laser, myotherapy. It’s a minefield.


He doesn’t skip on it too much and when we had him examined by an orthopaedic specialist, we were told his right leg still has a lot of muscle. He has slowed down a lot however and tends to go quite stiff some days and then limps around.


Which of these treatment options/combination of these treatment options do you think would be good to try in the first instance?

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If defo go physio as they may recommend a specific therapy going on from there xx

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Hi there.

Mid certainly think physio would be good to keep up muscle strength. You’re physio May have some massage techniques they can show you to help on days when he is a bit more stiff too.

Do you have pain relief available for days when he need them? Might be worth speaking with you’re vet to have something to hand if you’ve not already..

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