Popeye

When we adopted Popeye 5 and half years ago we never would have imagined the health issues we would face with him. He was a backyard breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier who at one and half needed surgery for his sever elbow dysplasia, then about a year later he tore his right rear ACL. He has…

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5 Best Exercises for Dogs with Arthritis

It’s a fact of life. Just like with people, dogs age. They grow silver and white hair, they become stiff in the joints and slow in their steps, they experience pain, they get grumpy and cantankerous, and they may not be quite as upbeat and peppy as they once were. They also experience degenerative health…

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, & Management

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as OA and degenerative joint disease (DJD), is by definition the progressive and permanent deterioration of the cartilage surrounding the body’s joints. While arthritis is a general medical term describing inflammation of the joints, osteoarthritis is the terminology used when referring to a form of chronic joint inflammation directly caused by…

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Inflammatory Arthritis in Dogs

Just as people are faced with arthritis and joint disease, our canine companions may also develop some form of joint disease over the course of their lifetime. Specifically, inflammatory joint disease (although not as common as other forms of canine joint disease) can be a real threat to your dog’s health. Therefore, it’s important as…

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Annie

Our Annie has irritable bowel and terrible arthritis. We almost lost her earlier this year and she spent a week at the animal hospital on meds they said she needed the rest of her life. They did not give us much hope so we brought her home to nurse her. I started making her food,…

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Customer Success Story: Bailey & Julie

The overall health and wellness of your furry friend plays a huge role in their behavior and the nature of your relationship with them. Therefore, it makes sense that when pet owners notice that their dog is not feeling his best, it hurts them too. When Julie noticed that Bailey, her sixteen-year-old Chinese Sharpei, Lab,…

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Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs: Recognize the Signs

Recognized as one of the most common causes of elbow pain and lameness (particular in large breeds), elbow dysplasia is a condition caused by growth abnormalities in your dog’s cells, tissues, and/or bones. As these developmental abnormalities worsen over time, it leads to the degeneration and malformation of your dog’s elbow joints. Consequently, this condition…

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Arthritis in Cats & Natural Remedies

Although not commonly diagnosed or recognized until recently, research has shown that cats can develop arthritis. It is believed that cats’ natural survival instinct and ability to hide signs of pain has enabled them to allude diagnoses from vets and medical experts alike for years. Because of the obvious difficulty this poses for pet owners,…

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Lola

About a year ago Lola started fixating and chewing on her front feet. We did all kinds of diagnostics to include x-rays, and tried all kinds of treatments to include steroids, antibiotics, creams, pain medications, etc. and came to the conclusion that the behavior was a combination of discomfort (arthritis) and neurosis. We finally resorted…

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Bailey

Bailey came to me in May 2015 as a result of me seeing him on social media and he was at Carson Shelter in California. He was so skinny and would howl and cry in his kennel probably because he was looking for the owners that surrendered him. I had recently followed the senior rescue,…

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