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Hydrotherapy referral

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...

February 7, 2019 5
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Spondylosis

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...

January 27, 2019 5
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Spondylosis

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...

January 27, 2019 5
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Consistent barking

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...

January 24, 2019 5
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Consistent barking

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,...

January 24, 2019 5
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Harness or collar

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...

January 10, 2019 5
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Deterioration in mobility over a couple of days plus swollen muscles between shoulder blades

Hi Lisa, A trip to the vet today would be my only advice. They will probably do a neurological and orthopaedic exam, and will hopefully be able to give him something extra for the pain if he needs it....

January 7, 2019 5
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car ramp

Hi Anna, we have an equipment reviews page on FB where ramps have been recommended a few times, have a scroll through. A couple of weeks ago we had an Orvis one donated to us and it was really good quality...

December 11, 2018 5
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Help with getting arthritic dog to rest

You're welcome. Just so that I know I have given you all the information for you to make an informed choice, there have been a couple of studies regarding raised feeding and the risk of bloat in dogs who...

December 8, 2018 5
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Help with getting arthritic dog to rest

Hey Louise, Have a look at our CAM homesafe tool, it may throw up some things you haven't considered already: https://caninearthritis.co.uk/itsmyhometoo/ Yes, acupuncture may be another option. Massage...

December 6, 2018 5
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Help with getting arthritic dog to rest

Interesting feeders should read interactive 🙂

December 6, 2018 5
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Help with getting arthritic dog to rest

Hi Louise, Sorry to hear your poor girl is suffering 🙁 It's exhausting enough trying to help them cope, without not getting any sleep on top! I can't really comment too much on the drug side of things,...

December 6, 2018 5
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9year old lab arthritis

Definitely worth a blood test Keith. Regardless of the results, take full advantage of your practice vet nurse as they will usually offer free weight clinics and will help you to work out a weight loss...

November 18, 2018 5
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Hip Dysplasia and supplements.

Hey there islasummer, Supplements can be hit and miss, but if your diet contains omega 3 fatty acids then personally I wouldn't be inclined to add any more in. You would be much better off spending your...

November 8, 2018 5
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September 29, 2018 10
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Desperate help needed-pain control CBD oil

It is not legal in the UK for CBD products to be marketed specifically for pets. "The VMD considers that veterinary products containing Cannabidiol are veterinary medicines. “As there are currently no...

September 29, 2018 5
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September 26, 2018 10
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When Dogs Develop Arthritis Young

I have made the presumption you are his mum - apologies if you are his Dad!! I hope you get what I meant 🙂

September 21, 2018 5
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When Dogs Develop Arthritis Young

Hi there, Welcome to CAM and hi to Squid! I'm so sorry he has been diagnosed so young, and totally understand the fears and worries you are going through following the latest outcome. Firstly, take a...

September 21, 2018 5
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Laser treatments

Hi Judi, We have some CAM team members who are laser experts - I'll send them over this way to answer your question. Do you know what the lumps are? Do you mean arthritic changes or has your vet biopsied...

September 6, 2018 5
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