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Old 07-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #12441
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I hope so, too. We had to get out the sling we had used after our dog had knee surgery in order to help her get up and down the outside steps; we put a baby gate at the bottom of the inside stairs to keep her from going up.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:01 PM   #12442
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A food for mobility?
I'd be interested in hearing what this is. That's a new one on me. Most foods that simply have glucosamine don't have enough to do any good. This must me a new Canadian food or something. It probably has codeine in it, lol.

Good idea on the steps, Linda. I saw a couple geriatric dogs get in a vehicle (SUV) yesterday that used the running board as a helper. It made me wonder why I don't have running boards on my truck, which is high and awkward for my dogs.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #12443
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A food for mobility?
I'd be interested in hearing what this is. That's a new one on me. Most foods that simply have glucosamine don't have enough to do any good. This must me a new Canadian food or something. It probably has codeine in it, lol.

Good idea on the steps, Linda. I saw a couple geriatric dogs get in a vehicle (SUV) yesterday that used the running board as a helper. It made me wonder why I don't have running boards on my truck, which is high and awkward for my dogs.
My dogs like the running board on the suburban too! It sure helps them out.
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This morning I am hitting the shops with mum

We are going clothes shopping and whatever other shopping takes our fancy...going to have some lunch out too...looking forward to it
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #12445
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Pac, here is the link to the food. It isn't supposed to be a cure by itself, but to work with the medication and glucosamine supplement. It is worth a try. She has been on the hypoallergenic most of her life. Mobility Support Dry / Veterinary Therapeutic Formulas / Canine Nutrition / Veterinary Products / Home - RoyalCanin
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #12446
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Thanks, LP.
Royal Canin. I should have guessed.
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I hope it's nothing serious, LP.

Man, what haven't I done today?
The big project though was picking up the items I need to put my mailbox back up; 7 ft of 4" steam pipe and 160 lbs of concrete... yep, this one won't get knocked over so easy by the plows in the winter or the grape picker just yesterday
Now that would be a fun hole to dig, but only if I got to hang around and watch someone hit the mailbox...
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Thanks, LP.
Royal Canin. I should have guessed.
I'm not a pet owner so don't know a lot about pet foods. I had never heard of Royal Canin before reading bout it in this thread about a half hour ago. I just saw a Pet Smart ad on TV featuring Royal Canin. First time ever!
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Now that would be a fun hole to dig, but only if I got to hang around and watch someone hit the mailbox...
Our mailbox and post were hit and run some years ago, totally smushed, so we put up an 8 inch thick post with mailbox and embedded it deeply in concrete. Same neighbors' guests hit it again a couple years ago, and must have gotten a nice dent in their vehicle from it. It knocked the mailbox off, but the post still stood.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #12450
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Thanks everyone for your concern for my furbaby

Violet is getting old and her arthritis is getting worse. Sounds like the same diagnosis I received not long ago

The new vet is so nice, so gentle and Violet was terrified of him! But then she has only ever been to one vet clinic and everyone knew her and was friends with her. Here they had a cat that paid no never-mind to Violet and she couldn't figure it out. She loves cats.

Anyway, he put her on a new medication, tramadol (which I have taken) and another liquid one to help reduce inflammation and pain. He wants her to be walked - no running - which will be a tall order for TB because she wants to run the moment she gets out the door and we will be starting her on a new food that is for mobility in older animals. It is so hard to think of her as "old", but she just turned 9 and is considered a medium to large dog. She also has to lose some weight. Oh, and the final mission impossible is to get her to not jump up onto anything - the bed, the couches, the bench outside so she can see over the fence, etc.

We will do all this for 2 weeks and take her back in. If she is still having troubles they will take new xrays and go from there.

I am relieved because I was expecting worse. I am glad he is taking an interest in her case. They have ordered her file to be sent over and I believe we will stay with him. It is closer for both Violet and I and they are smaller so give better hands on care.

Violet is taking a well earned nap. "Mom" is looking at her dwindling bank balance.
I'm so happy that the answer was simple for Violet. Maybe the both of you should be taking the slow walks.
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