|Barked: Thu Mar 3, '11 4:29pm PST |
|Sassy did have the neurological problem, degenerative myelopathy, where the rear foot doesn't right itself properly. Feeding loads of protein helped keep her stronger. Walking her through a ladder so she picked up the rear feet helped. Walking through ground cover would do the same thing I suspect. A friend with a geriatric siberian took him to hunt bunnies in 2' juniper bushes at the park every day. He sure lifted up those rear feet nice and snappy!
I did give her a joint supplement and she responded brilliantly. The ones with MSM and the usual other two helped more than glucosamine and chondroitin alone.
Once the back feet were in really bad shape I just put booties on so the feet wouldn't get rubbed raw. Worked great.
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