Anyone have an older, large breed dog?

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  1. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    Question, my rotty's hips are obviously starting to bother him from time to time, but not every day. I've heard and read about a lot of different stuff you can give them and wanted to know if anyone had experience with this? How about what can I give him when it's obviously hurting, maybe baby Tylenol?

    Thx!!
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    I used to give my Lab glucosamine and baby aspirin.
     
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    we gave my dog a bayer aspirin. vet suggested it.
     
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    blairg loving Mari

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    I think you should talk to your vet, can't trust shit you read on the internet.
     
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    I give my lab aspirin when he looks like he hurt something. He sprained his tail from swimming in the ocean so my vet recommended giving him bayer instead of a pricey prescription.
     
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    Don't let your dog linger like I did. It's one of, if not, my biggest regrets in life.
     
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    :jj: ninja'd
     
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    The first place I turn when seeking veterinarian advice is a message board full of drug addicts and unemployed Howard Stern fans. :rolleye2:
     
  9. Gunslinger

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    He's 9 and in otherwise great shape, just that after a long run or when he's played a lot I can tell he gets sore in his back legs or hip. I've grown up with labs and rotties and always gave them whatever the vet recommended but heard that Glucosamine and something called Daysequin (sp?) is good. I've gotten mixed info on what I can give him on the days he seems sore though.

    Definitely going back to the vet but wanted to go armed with some info hence the post.

    THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE REPLIES AND ADVICE!!

    I rescued him when he was just a few months old and he's the coolest, smartest dog ever. He's a big rotty but has his tale, thankfully it was never cropped. See more and new rotties these days with tails. I just hate to think he's in pain, ya know. It's only once every few weeks that it's even noticeable but i'll do whatever I can.
     
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    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    Ironically then, every single reply was helpful and serious... other than yours that is. Go figure.
     
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    blairg loving Mari

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    Good luck bro.
     
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    wicked smaaaht New Member

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    classic of the breeds...good luck at the vet
     
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    blairg loving Mari

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    Just don't get all obsessed reading shit on the internet, I did that with my oldest cat, drove myself fucking crazy, and it was all bullshit.
     
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    koam Playa' Pimp

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    What I'm trying to get through to you is: TAKE YOUR POOR DOG TO A VET, DUMMY! [​IMG]
     
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    Does he/she have hip dysplasia too?
     
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    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    No shit, I made that mistake shortly after getting him when he wouldn't eat. Every dog I've ever had would eat all their food right when I'd feed them but this one wouldn't. 9 years later he's still that way, he's a grazer and eats when he wants. He eats plenty, just whenever he feels like it but it was something I wasn't used to. Figured something was wrong...nope!
     
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    As I said, I am, just figured I'd get some additional info before going. In fact, I took him the first time I noticed it and the vet said since he's lean and healthy and it was the only time I'd seen it, most likely just pulled something. Took x-rays and all. No hip dysplasia, at least as of a year ago when I first had it looked at.
     
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    Yes, I've dealt with and fixed this problem many times over the years

    What's the dogs diet?
     
  20. Mack

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    glucosamine was great for my lab... our vet even told us just to buy it at Costco.