Hello to all of you. i am new but have some questions , i have a 150lb rotti with back right leg ligament problem i want to let it heal on its own and would like to give her glucosamine with chondrotin and msn has anyone used this with there dogs and are there and bad reactions that you have see with this? ant ansewers would be greatly appreciated(sp) thanks aloc
When you say ligament problem, can you be more specific? is this a strain, a tear, where exactly is the problem? have you seen a vet?
I definitely use what you are asking about (often with my older kids) however whenever I have a situation where there is a possible injury I always consult with my vet ensuring nothing more is needed other then rest and healing with time. Honestly I learned that lesson the hard way thinking one of my kids just slightly injured herself, Labs have high tolerance for pain, and she did not show it. She actually needed full TPLO surgery and after made a full recovery.
If you have not already seen your vet I would at leat make sure it's nothing more then something that can truly heal itself on its own.
Savannah, hi and thanks for reply, i took her to vet yesterday but it will be $4000 and i can not afford that and from what i have read it can heal on its own but i need to get her weight down and keep her quiet and give her the glucosamine that is the best i can do for now but tshe will need to take 6 of the glu tabs a day and i was not sure if i could give 3 in am and 3 in pm or all at once?
I understand the problem however can you tell me specifically what the injury is? You are going to read a lot on the net but the truth is unfortunately many of these injuries do need surgical repair. Did you see an orthopedic?
What's the mg of the product you have???? glucosamine is? Chond is???
ALOC, let me ask you a question? If a family member were sick, someone you cared for deeply, and the doctor said it would cost you $4000 to make this person so dear to you feel better, would you find a way to get the money? No one should take on the responsibility of an innocent dog ( or cat) ,who depends on you for everything, unless you know you can afford the hardships that come along with it. I don't mean to sound cruel, but I just cannot see someone saying they can't afford it. How many $$ have you spend needlessly in your lifetime? Find the $$$ and act responsibly toward your furry family member. And in the future, get insurance.
What your describeing is a cruciate injury.It can be fixed surgically and you can also try cage rest for like 6-8 weeks I beleive. Cruciate injuries are usually following a overweight dog being to active suddenly, but I've seen the odd thin dog with an injury. I would split of meds, give lots of inactivity and get the dog down in weight. The surgery in our clinic, does not even come close to that price, so you better shop around, cause thats to much. If its you just not wanting to pay for the surgery, well your the one that fed the dog to much, so its your reponsibility to fix it.
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