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Early arthritis
  • My five year old Shiba, Ichiro, just got word from the vet that he has early signs of arthritis in his left hind leg! She recommended to start him on cosequin which we did, but I'm wondering if anyone else has any tips or advice to help us adjust and try to slow the process as much as possible. After long walks or hard play his hind leg will hurt him and he will usually limp on it for a while, sometimes almost the whole day. Any and all advice would be amazing!
  • MoxyFruvousMoxyFruvous
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    Well, my thought would be to not let him play or run too hard. Thats what was suggested for our guy with his knee issues. Water therapy and massage can really help. With the Cosequin... I've noticed my 10yo Shiba is doing so much better now that he is on the Cosequin and I'm not pushing him too hard. Took about two weeks for it to start kicking in and he is doing so well. Super bouncy and full of energy.
  • SayaSaya
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