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Thread: Limping - time to see the vet? (Video included)

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    To help fill him up, you can also add fresh vegetables or fruit to his bowl or use as treats. My vet had suggested green beans when I needed to get Sydney to lose weight. Now I add some to BellaMia's food to keep from overfeeding.
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    Not to make light of this situation, but he walks like I do when I first get up. OTOH, I'm 66 and probably 25 pounds overweight.

    Good luck. Your dog looks just like my "Charlie".
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    Your joke made me "lol" Tim!

    Anyway, here's another update -- I talked to our vet yesterday after he had heard back from the surgeon who reviewed Skippy's x-rays. The surgeon felt that based on the x-rays and Skippy's current behavior, that we should dry managing his condition with meds and exercise first, and see if that helps any.

    Our vet gave me a week's worth of Tramadol, and we've also cut down on Skippy's food and are trying to give him a little more exercise to get his weight down. I asked about supplements and he recommended Nutramax' Dasuquin.

    Hopefully we'll see some improvement in Skippy's lameness over the next week or so.

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    Hope Skippy is doing well. My Leo is also a "Bigger than average" cavalier. He weighed 13.5kg at one point but Ive got his weight down to 10kg now. Exercise was a big part but I stopped feeding him the doggie treats and substituted them for rice cakes/veg sticks which he loves just as much. it was a slow process but worth it....keep at it and good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandelos View Post

    I asked about supplements and he recommended Nutramax' Dasuquin.

    Hopefully we'll see some improvement in Skippy's lameness over the next week or so.
    Bosco is also on Dasuquin (1/2 tablet per day), and some chinese herbs. It has worked wonders for him. Hopefully, it will help Skippy as well.

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