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 Post subject: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:51 am 
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I am new here and am sure this topic has been addressed many times but.....our 12 year old cocker, Tessa, is really struggling with getting up and we now carry her up the stairs at night. I tried a product called Liquid Vet Joint on the advice of a friend but Tessa vomited a couple times shortly after having it in her food. We have a vet appointment in a couple days but just wondering if anyone that has experienced the same thing with their dog has had anything that has really helped. Tessa is a 25lb female and so not over weight. She goes for short walks daily and so we are keeping her active. She is on another medication (Fortekor) for a heart murmur. I know we can not turn back the clock for her but we want badly to help her be a bit more mobile and of course, comfortable. Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:24 am 
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I had the same problem with my first cocker because of a torn acl. I got joint plus made by ubavet. Holly would vomit as well if I gave her the recommended dosage so what worked for her was either a half dose each day or a dose every second day. She was much more comfortable when taking it.


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 Post subject: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:41 am 
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Our Lacey torn her ACL twice, once when she was six and once when she was seven. Both times they repaired in about six weeks without surgery.

We give her two capsules of ligaplex ii everyday.

She is now thirteen and has not problems climbing our stairs.

This has worked for us.


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 Post subject: Re: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:13 am 
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Shark Cartilage, raw free range chicken wings, turkey necks as I chop them up, then people Glucosamine.

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 Post subject: Re: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:13 pm 
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Thanks very much for those three replies :)


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 Post subject: Re: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:00 pm 
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quickfingers wrote:
Our Lacey torn her ACL twice, once when she was six and once when she was seven. Both times they repaired in about six weeks without surgery.

We give her two capsules of ligaplex ii everyday.

She is now thirteen and has not problems climbing our stairs.

This has worked for us.



I ordered the Ligaplex ii tonight and should have it by mid week....just want to confirm that 2 capsules a day is okay for a 25 lb dog? Also, do you give the capsules directly or do you open them and sprinkle on food? We are excited to try this for Tessa. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:32 pm 
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We have trained our cocker to eat from the spoon if he wants people food. We put our large pills mixed in with Stagg Chili as I'm talking BIG pills. There are large chunks of beef in that chili. It goes down whole. We tried the bacon dog wraps they are to large for a cocker to swallow whole. He'll chew and find the pill, waste of 17 dollars from Costco. I wouldn't try cutting open any pill and spread it around in the food as it could taste very badly or it might not.

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 Post subject: Arthritis in older cocker
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:39 am 
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Lacey is about 25 lbs. We give her the two capsules in her dinner. She doesn't have a problem with it. I'm sure sprinkling the two capsules in the food would be fine or one for breakfast and one for dinner would also work.

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