How can I help my dog with his hip dysplasia.
Is there anything we can do to ease his pain. We have changed his dog food to one made for dogs with hip dysplasia and he is not over weight. We just dont know what to do for him. He is only nine months old. He has is worse on one side then the other but it seems to have its good days and bad days. Please help us...
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At the petstore you can get 'Hip & joint' vitamines.
Sometimes Natcho's joints are a bit stiff, and we give it to her with her food twice a day, and it really helps.
Here in canada there is 300 vitamines for about 60$
You can go to the vet and get an injection too to help ease the pain.
Natcho answered on 2/20/10. Helpful? / 1
I asume you have been to the vet. Did they suggest some exercise?
Sometimes exercise will strengthen the muscles around the hips. There is a fine line between over doing it and just enough. You can also try glucosamine chondroitin. with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) Sam's Club has it. It sounds like you have his weight under control which is good.Good luck!
Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 2/21/10. Helpful? / 1
Consider a raw prey-model diet. Also add in some fish oil or flax oil, with fish oil being prefered. Check out the raw forum. I witnessed a dalmation change from living dead to slightly active doing so. I check on the dog (a friends) every few months, and it is improving. Good luck.
K-10 Von Canein answered on 2/21/10. Helpful? / 1
how do you know it is Hd?
x rays can show what is going on inside.
There is meds that the vet can give for pain.
HD is not curable and there is hip replacement surgery when the dog is older.
Ask your vet what can be given for the pain. good luck.
sorry to hear that your dog is hd. :(
Dieta answered on 2/22/10. Helpful? / 1
In addition to glucosamine, you can try regular massage of the hip muscles. You can use a pet massage oil with peppermint scent to stimulate blood flow and reduce inflammation. Make sure to exercise him 30-40min a day (walking), but let him set the pace. Too much exercise can make it worse. If you have access to a swimming pool or canine swim classes, this is the best form of exercise for the hips. Also keep his hips warm (don't leave him outside in the cold) and have a comfy bed for him to lay on. Hopefully you don't have slippery floors he has to walk on... best to have rugs/carpet.
Wyatt answered on 2/22/10. Helpful? / 1
Sorry to hear about your pup. Our dog Jasmine was very recently diagnosed with HD as well. She is 2 years old and still very mobile although she limps on her back right leg. We have started her on a raw food diet which she LOVES. The brand we are using is called Pets 4 Life. We have also been taking her to a pet chiropractor. After her adjustments, you would never know there is anything wrong with her. He noticed that her SI joint was out of place, which has also been putting some strain on her back. This is most likely why she has been limping. I would definitely consider looking into alternative treatments like acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments. We have also been feeding Jasmine Sasha’s Blend for about 2 weeks. This is a great joint supplement which has had positive reviews worldwide. Both my husband and I have noticed that although Jasmine still limps after exercise, she recuperates much more quickly than before.
I hope some of this information has helped.