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Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
My little dog is 3 1/2 years old, and I’ve noticed a few things lately. She will not jump up on the couch any more and does not like jumping off the couch, but will do it after some hesitation. Up until now, she had no problems doing either of these things.
I’ve also noticed her front knees are starting to turn outwards, as well as her paws.
Is this arthritis?
Is there a treatment for this?

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Bawcephus
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
Dog looks like a middle aged lesbian.


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Dog looks like a middle aged lesbian.


She is


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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
Saw a bunch of those at Mid city beergarden


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tigerinthebueche
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
Why not just take her to an actual vet for an exam?


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keakar
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yes that is arthritis and not much can be done but a vet can give you medicine to make them hurt less and they make puppy ramps now to help them get up and down on sofas and beds

also will help them a lot if you get in the habit to carry them everywhere when you move around so they can be with you without aggravating their leg joints to do it


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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
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She will not jump up on the couch any more and does not like jumping off the couch,


Probably because all that heavy arse collar and all the shite hanging from it. That shite probably weighs more than she does


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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
. OP, get her stairs for getting on couch and bed. Reduce grains in diet.


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theantiquetiger
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
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Probably because all that heavy arse collar and all the shite hanging from it. That shite probably weighs more than she does


That’s a cat collar on here because she is so tiny. She weighs 4.5 lbs. we used a harness made for a Guinea pig when she was a puppy, because she was so tiny. She was under 1 lb when we got her.


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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
I’ve got the same problem with my 8 year old wiener dog. He is struggling big time. It’s always the back and neck.... I’m taking him to vet tomorrow not expecting good news.....


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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
When our aussie had some arthritis at a young age, the vet said to try glucosamine. She offered to sell me some, but it was much cheaper at the Dollar General. She got a spoonful of peanut butter and a glucosamine tablet for the rest of her very active life.


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tigeroarz1
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
Go to the vet. I find it hard to believe it’s arthritis at such a young age. I’ve had a few Boston Terriers (16-20 lbs) and they don’t develop it until they are around 10 yrs old. They have a couple of meds that help (including glucosamine supplements and prescription food). My 13 yr old Boston can walk 2+ miles on a walk easily.
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
3.5 seems a little young for that

But I don't know much about cats so maybe that's normal with them


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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
Our Chihuahua who died at nearly 18 years old had arthritis. He weighed about 9.5 lbs. He didn't really start having problems until the last couple years, but the vet gave him a liquid medicine that really helped. I never gave it to him as often as it called for (every day), but I did every other day. I can't for the life of me remember the name if it now.

Her being so young, though, I'd definitely have the vet check her out thoroughly. With pups, as in humans, with some types if arthritis the progression can be slowed significantly or stopped, but the damage can't be undone.


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My 13yo Yorkie just started on Metacam this year for joint issues. It’s a liquid anti-inflammatory for pain/arthritis. It has helped and doesn’t seem to have any negative side effects.


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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
That is likely not arthritis
Go to the vet
3 year old small breed dogs don’t tend to have a lot of arthritis
My money is on intervertebral disc disease
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prplhze2000
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
Take to vet. Might be a luxating patella
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
Prednisone works great for dogs . Check Google for dosage to weight.


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cwil177
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re: Veterinarians of the OT - Arthritis in front leg knees of small dogs
CBD, glucosamine/chondroitin, doggy ramps, and talking to an actual veterinarian


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purpgoldblood has nailed the problem. My wife, no pics, is a veterinarian and says it is a cervical disk. You will definitely have to take her to the vet for X-rays.


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