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Hi Emma, It is always a really tough time when you first get a diagnosis of arthritis, and even more so when you have such a young dog. First of all, I would say to take a deep breath and know that you...

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You're welcome, let us know how you get on 🙂 There are a couple of CAM conversations on the website regarding supplements so have a read of those for more in depth info. Omega 3 fatty acids from a cold...

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Hi Robyna36, From what I understand of total hip replacements they are often considered to be curative from an osteoarthritis point of view, and I'm not sure any dog would actually live long enough for...

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Hi Pramrd, Wow, that's quite a question! Not one I'm up to answering, but just to let you know I have flagged this up to the team to see if anyone has an opinion on this theory for you. Lynsey.

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Ouch Keith! That's a tricky one! Personally, I agree it is your choice where to take Barley for hydrotherapy and you are not obliged to go only where your vet wants you to. Are you sure the other place...

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Yes, it sounds as though she has a lot going on bless her. Many dogs have spondylosis without any clinical signs of pain; it is often an incidental finding when they are x-rayed, so that could be a red...

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Hi Benetta, First of all, what a beautiful dog! To be completely honest, this is probably a little out of my depth and we'll ask one of our vets to pop on here to give you some possible answers. It sounds...

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Ahh well perfect! Good job on the other stuff as it all adds up to make her as  comfortable as you can. Re the steroids, it is an unusual drug to use for arthritis, although your vet may have reasons...

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Hi SJ, Unusual behaviour can often be linked to pain, but in older dogs there can be the added element of canine cognitive dysfunction, a kind of dog dementia. This sometimes causes them to behave differently,...

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Hi Keith, We are fans of harnesses here at CAM, because dogs tend to take a lot of strain on their shoulders and neck, and the neck has so many important structures - trachea, larynx, jugulars to name...

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