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Senior Dogs > Best Supplements for Arthritis (Small & Medium Senior Dogs)
Ruby

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Barked: Thu Jun 27, '13 3:32pm PST 
Hi Dogsters,
Can anyone chime in for recs as to the best arthritis supplements for a small senior Pom mix and a medium sized Lab mix?

I'm looking for something with glucosamine, chondroitin, preferably green mussel, MSM and or just glucosamine HCL & chondroitin.

Also, the following supplement brands according to dogaware.com are not good:
Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Breast with Glucosamine and Chondroitin contained almost none of the claimed glucosamine and chondroitin.
Joint Complete for Dogs and Cats (Liquid Solutions) contained far less chondroitin than it claims.
Joint Max Regular Strength capsules (Pet Health Solutions) contained far less chondroitin than it claims.This product also failed the same test in 2007.
K-9 Liquid Health Glucosamine with Chondroitin and MSM contained almost no chondroitin.
BioGenesis Nutraceuticals ArthroGenX contained almost no chondroitin and was contaminated with lead.
Joint Strength Essentials (MegaFood) contained no chondroitin and was contaminated with lead.
Source Naturals Sodium Free Glucosamine Sulfate Powder was contaminated with lead.
Estroven Joint and Bone (Amerifit Nutrition) was contaminated with lead.

Thanks,
Ruby and Romm
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Food & Nutrition > Need Food Brand Recs - 2 Dogs with Recurring Anal Gland Issues!
Ruby

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Barked: Thu Apr 26, '12 1:53am PST 
We've been rotated on high quality grain-free dry and wet food since we were adopted by Meowm.

Ruby is a senior pup, and she has had anal gland issues for the last year. Meowm has to take her every 2 weeks to the vet (she won't let us do this on our own), and the AG is no longer able to empty out on w/ manual assistancefrown She's got a heart murmur so surgery for anal gland removal is not an option.

Now our younger pup Bella (only 4 yrs old) is suddenly having anal gland issues. Mom has a really tough time taking them both, and she won't be able to go as often once she's back at work not to mention the cost!

Can anyone recommend food or brand recommendations that helped dogs with anal gland impaction issues?

Neither of our dogs seem to have food or grain allergies.

The only change that happened recently was they started eating Taste of the Wild Venison dry food (wet food is same - Merrick Before Grain tripe).

Also, we have not been allowed to walk them this past year b/c our other pup RomBom has a serious immune-mediated disorder. He's on high dose immune suppressants so a mere spore could kill him, and we're doing our best to reduce his exposure to outside spores, bacteria, etc.

Please advice if your dog has had anal gland issues, and what foods/brands worked or did not work!

Thanks,
Ruby and Fambam



Thanks in advance!
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > Links to Get Started on Home Cooking!

Ruby

I'm a lover not- a fighter
 
 
Barked: Tue Mar 13, '12 3:41am PST 
Hi Dogsters,
Thanks for the home cooking links & suggestions! Mom considered raw, but aside from the difficulty of doing it correctly, both of us seniors have serious immune-related issues that make raw diet unsafe for us as per several vets. She also has her kitties to think of, and home cooking may be easier for them too down the line (first she's starting with us dogs, since we'll eat just about anythingsmile

Mom wants us to try home cooking to see if she can provide something better than commercial food.

She is currently feeding us grain-free wet & dry, Merrick, Evangers, and Taste of the Wild. She already spends so much $ feeding us the best grain-free foods, why not home cook and provide them with better nutrition?

Ruu Crew
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Food & Nutrition > Fiber Supplement? Please help!

Ruby

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '12 1:54am PST 
Ruby has the same issues, but the Benefiber has not helped her with this problem. The powder is too fine in my opinion to do the job right.

She's doing much better on canned pumpkin though!

Doc also recommended green beans, carrots.

Also important to exercise her regularly if you cansmile

Grain-free is great for dogs, but they can and do digest some carbs too as they are not obligate carnivores like cats.
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > Links to Get Started on Home Cooking!

Ruby

I'm a lover not- a fighter
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 1, '12 1:49am PST 
Hi Dogsters,

I'd like to get started on home cooking for my dogs, two of which are seniorssmile

Please send any links or recommended books so our Mom can learn how to do this properly for us!

She thought about using the pre-mixes from SOJO's where you just add meat, but the 2 seniors have heart murmurs and these tend to have high salt and sodium contentfrown

Thanks,
Ru Crew
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Dog Health > Chronic Anal Gland Problems- Out of Solutions
Ruby

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Barked: Tue Apr 26, '11 1:38pm PST 
Thanks for the ideas everyone! Gonna ask the vet about
Panalogsmile

My vet said flushing may not cure the problem, same with the
removal of the glands so I'm looking for a non-surgical way
to help her.

She is on grain free wet and dry food and never had anal gland issues until
a few months ago. About 6 mos ago we started adding
warm water to her food bc she had oxalate crystals which
subsequently cleared. We stopped with the extra water since then and
I don't think the two are related....
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Dog Health > Chronic Anal Gland Problems- Out of Solutions

Ruby

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Barked: Mon Apr 25, '11 4:05pm PST 
I have had a chronic anal gland infection for the last 6-7 weeks. Every week I go to the vet and he has to express me bc one gland is blocked, the other is infected. He had me on Ciproflaxin and Clavamox and it's not working. Every week we go back, it only gets a tiny bit better and the infection and blockage don't clear.

He said he could flush out the area but that means more anesthesia. Mom wants to avoid this as I have been under way too
often lately for a dental, then my tumor.

If anyone has ideas other than flushing or complete sac
removal pls let us know.

We have tried adding benefiber, walkin me more, but it
has not worked....

Thanks!

Ruby
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Dog Health > Recurring Anal Gland Blockage!

Ruby

I'm a lover not- a fighter
 
 
Barked: Mon Mar 14, '11 2:22pm PST 
Ruby has been having recurring anal gland issues. Vet
expressed her 3 times, even after 2 weeks
is clogged again. Is there a special food,
supplement or natural remedy mom can give me?
I am on grain free wet and dry with glucosamine
and fish oil since she's a senior Lab girl. We don't want
to keep doing antibiotics it can't be good for me
and I won't let mom clean that area...

Thanks,
Ruby
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Dog Health > Recurring Anal Gland Infection...Help Please!

Ruby

I'm a lover not- a fighter
 
 
Barked: Mon Feb 28, '11 12:59pm PST 
Recently, my anal glands have become infected. Meowm noticed light bloody discharge, rushed me to the vet. Doc said they were very impacted. One month later, same thing.

I've been on Clavamox 2x already-- one for a giant tumor removal, then 2 weeks later for the anal gland infection.

Now I have another anal gland that was drained...

If I'm eating OK, do I still need yet a 3rd round of antibiotics? Is't this overkill unless I'm clearly ill from the anal gland problem?

Please advise, this is a new problem...

And do y'all take Clavamox, or something a little milder for anal gland infections?


Thanks,
Ruby
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Dog Health > Anyone here diagnosed with a nerve sheath tumor?
Ruby

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Barked: Mon Jan 24, '11 1:16am PST 
I got another regrowth on my chest, and my doc says we can't re-operate until it comes back. And it will come back...

So Meowm wants to know if any dogs out there have dealt with nerve sheath tumors, esp. on the chest area?

Thanks,
Ruby
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