|Barked: Sun Apr 7, '13 9:13am PST |
|Off what they have said on their Facebook, it won't be a problem. He loves his walks which means he's nicely active and not slowed down. Arthritis, as is true with people, files under more "fact of life." Most dogs will get it in their lifetime. It can be far more problematic with larger dogs who have more frame to deal with. Supplements can do outstanding work, and beyond that, for harder cases, there is medication when necessary. I've yet to have to medicate a dog, though. Often glucosamine (which is added into many senior dog foods) does the trick.
Sparky has a long term foster who I am confident will be able to give you a very good idea of things. One thing I like to see in a rescue is honesty and transparency. If you are forthright up front, that is so much better for the dog and adopter as that helps to ensure a good match. This rescue seems very much that way, and just off how they are promoting want him in an active life. My hunch is that he loves being out and about, and that they'd love for him an active life.
My Cocker, Chester, is five years older than Sparky and has what I gather is more definitive arthritis, but he handles our stairs no problem and is still very bounding and sporty
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