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So, I've been exploring my fear of death, those I love passing away. And today, I learned my dog has arthritis. I began reading about how I could help her, and saw it can get so bad one may have to decide to euthanize their loved one. I began panic sobbing because I really don't want to lose her. And I don't ever want to decide between her living a life in agonizing pain or being euthanized. Right now, I am working with a vet and researching, hoping to plan many changes to help it from progressing. I feel horrible knowing she is in pain. Honestly, I know it sounds wrong, but I'd rather pass away before anyone I love does.
 
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Hi,
If it's a youngish dog there are joint replacements by specialist vets, here in the U.K. Noel Fitzpatrick is very good.
I'm so sorry hope your dog will be okay.
Some natural remedies really help, ask your vet.
Take care
 
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Hi I have the same issue with arthritis in my dog.
I do believe giving him food enriched with chondriton and glucossamine does help him. If I give the average supermarket dog food then give him the good stuff with both those in it I do notice a difference in his movements.
Am going to ask the vet about tumeric because there have been a lot of discussion with that helping.
 
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i dont know what to say if my dog my best friend was in that much pain i would take him to get you know the word you just said then hold hes paw and kiss him while he slowly goes off i dread the day
 
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So, I've been exploring my fear of death, those I love passing away. And today, I learned my dog has arthritis. I began reading about how I could help her, and saw it can get so bad one may have to decide to euthanize their loved one. I began panic sobbing because I really don't want to lose her. And I don't ever want to decide between her living a life in agonizing pain or being euthanized. Right now, I am working with a vet and researching, hoping to plan many changes to help it from progressing. I feel horrible knowing she is in pain. Honestly, I know it sounds wrong, but I'd rather pass away before anyone I love does.
it CAN get that bad but it doesnt automatically mean it will, my first (elderly) cat had arthritis, from rescue taking her in with her arthritis she lived just under 2 years but the cause of us making the decision to say goodbye to her was she had other much more severe health problems, arthritis was not the cause of us letting her go :hug: cancer and problems with multiple organs (kidneys and liver) was what caused us to have to make that decision for my girl :hug:
 
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Lots of dogs can live with managed arthritis Kim. Megirl has pointed out those 2 supplements which are known to work well. Theres lots more. Devils claw papaya tumeric. I dont know if its the same for dogs but humans need to steer clear of nightshade family foods. Includes potatoes, many people feed them to dogs.. Even cooked ones wouldnt be good. Acupuncture helped my friends dog hugely. Had to have it each week but it was astounding.
I hope your vet is holistic. I dont know where you are but Ive found UK vets appalling when it comes to alternative measures, theres just a handful of them here. Do not let them deter you in any way. Do your own homework first. Big hugs to your doggy x
 
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awww sweetie try not to worry
I know my mummy and aunt are human but both had arthritis and both had their pain managed by medication
my aunt is now 91!
your doggy could easily live pain free her whole life
you are such a good caring mummy
just try not to worry it will be ok I promise xxx
 
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Hi,
If it's a youngish dog there are joint replacements by specialist vets, here in the U.K. Noel Fitzpatrick is very good.
I'm so sorry hope your dog will be okay.
Some natural remedies really help, ask your vet.
Take care
Thank you, my boyfriend and I are going to do everything we can for her
 
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i dont know what to say if my dog my best friend was in that much pain i would take him to get you know the word you just said then hold hes paw and kiss him while he slowly goes off i dread the day
It's incredibly sad... she's my first dog. I wish I had worked on preventing this from happening like early on supplements. I've learned so much, I just want her to be happy
 
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Lots of dogs can live with managed arthritis Kim. Megirl has pointed out those 2 supplements which are known to work well. Theres lots more. Devils claw papaya tumeric. I dont know if its the same for dogs but humans need to steer clear of nightshade family foods. Includes potatoes, many people feed them to dogs.. Even cooked ones wouldnt be good. Acupuncture helped my friends dog hugely. Had to have it each week but it was astounding.
I hope your vet is holistic. I dont know where you are but Ive found UK vets appalling when it comes to alternative measures, theres just a handful of them here. Do not let them deter you in any way. Do your own homework first. Big hugs to your doggy x
Thank you, I am going to research and start her on supplements, help her lose weight, carry her up and down stairs, etc.
 
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Hi Kimo123 Hope this helps you Took our 12 year old Spaniel to our normal vet because his left leg was shaking sometimes after a walk he diagnosed a stiff joint and suggested laser treatment it would be a course of up to 6 sessions at 25 pounds each. Our dog has improved on it own with painkillers for now but if it recurs we will get the laser course. If your dog is very severely affected your best hope is a new joint .A specialist vet will cost around 3 to 4 thousand pounds May I wish you good luck with your dog you are obviosly a very caring owner. :loveshower:
 
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It's incredibly sad... she's my first dog. I wish I had worked on preventing this from happening like early on supplements. I've learned so much, I just want her to be happy
you gave him the best life i assume no one is perfect i cried writing my last post cherish every moment with he/she
 
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Well you can do as much as you can now. Its not your fault in any way. When humans have babies theres strict dos and donts and these are pretty much enforced by the medical profession. No such thing when we get an animal. I vowed never to have another animal because I couldnt stand how poor the animal care system is.
 
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Hi Kimo123 Hope this helps you Took our 12 year old Spaniel to our normal vet because his left leg was shaking sometimes after a walk he diagnosed a stiff joint and suggested laser treatment it would be a course of up to 6 sessions at 25 pounds each. Our dog has improved on it own with painkillers for now but if it recurs we will get the laser course. If your dog is very severely affected your best hope is a new joint .A specialist vet will cost around 3 to 4 thousand pounds May I wish you good luck with your dog you are obviosly a very caring owner. :loveshower:
Thank you so much
 
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Well you can do as much as you can now. Its not your fault in any way. When humans have babies theres strict dos and donts and these are pretty much enforced by the medical profession. No such thing when we get an animal. I vowed never to have another animal because I couldnt stand how poor the animal care system is.
I understand what you mean. We adopted a dog and a cat, and I wonder how happy or fulfilled they truly are. I just don't know what these poor animals are going to do after we've taught their way of life to depend on our wants, needs and conveniences. I know my dog couldn't survive in the wild. I don't know how to feel, it's just all so sad. Humans can really suck, and what's worse, many are oblivious or uncaring.
 
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