My Puppy has arthritis
Well Rufus isn't exactly a puppy anymore, but as all of us pet parents know, they will always be our babies. He is going on 13 yrs. He still pounces like a puppy and still tries to curl up in my lap! He is a 60 lb. Doberman Black Lab cross. So he is pretty big!
Anyway, I was wondering what, if anything, natural I could give him for the pain. He stays in at night and stays outside with Allison, our catahoula, for several hours during the day. I had thought about making him a Doggy Cot so it would be easier for him, rather than getting up off of the ground. It rarely gets too cold here in Texas but the moist cold gives you painful joints, so I could only imagine his pain.
I was also wondering what anyone thought of the pet insurance that PetsMart offered. Is it worth the money? Does it pay in the long run, or am I better off paying for it out of my own pocket?
I am asking this because we also found out that Rufus has cataracts and he also has a non-malignant tumor growing on his chest that will eventually need to be removed, it's growing and the vet said it would someday interfere with his breathing. Allison, who is about 5, she was adopted, has a hard nodule on her tail. They want to take fluid but she flips out. Any feed back would be great. Thanx!