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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Help With Hip's

Tegan is a male labrador coming up 6 in January, He is now starting to show signs of weak hips. He is not in any sort of pain, Or hips giving him discomfort, But his hocks are starting to turn in a waddle like a duck when he walks.

If there anything that I can give him to help has he gets older. I don't want to put him on anything like metacam just yet or Rhmydale has it would kill him off with liver damage before the hips actually effect him, Would anything like fish oils, cod liver oil etc help him along.?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 09:34 PM
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What kind of food is he eating? Diet has a huge role in treating/controlling hip dysplasia

A high quality, GRAIN FREE diet will improve joint function, also I would recommend putting him on a OTC joint support supplement. Although grain free kibble is expensive, it relieves joint pain extensively. If you absolutely cannot do a grain free food, switch him to a HIGH QUALITY (meaning not Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Purina, Pedigree, etc) large breed senior formula, Innova, Wellness, and Solid Gold have wonderful formulas with joint support in it.

Missing Link plus with glucosamine and chondroitin and Wellness Double strength joint support are the two I use with my German Shepherd who has weak hips, on top of a grain free kibble (Wellness CORE)

Do some reading on www.dogfoodproject.com

and maybe think about joining www.ourdogsonline.com
which is a forum like this, except dog focused.

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