Guest Chaser Posted July 21, 2008 Share Posted July 21, 2008 Earlier this year my 8 yr old, Rosie, began favoring one of her front legs. She had previously dislocated a toe on this same leg so I thought that maybe it hadn't healed right and was bothering her. I took her to the vet to have it checked out and had x-rays taken of the entire leg just to be safe. The x-rays came out completely normal, but Rosie yelped when the vet manipulated her shoulder. We were about to go on vacation at the time (Rosie came with us) so the vet gave her a 2 week supply of pain meds and suggested we start her on glucosamine. The pain meds worked great and we minimized her walks so she could heal and started her on the glucosamine. She has been taking the glucosamine since April, but it just doesn't seem to be working any more. Lately, she has been stiff even in the afternoon, when previously she was only stiff when she first woke up in the morning. These past few days she hasn't even wanted to eat. In the morning she will just sit in front of her bowl until she decides to go back to bed. Hand feeding is not working, and I have to be pretty creative to find ways to get her to take the glucosamine (hiding it in PB and other yummies). I have no problem taking her to the vet (I swear we have frequent flyer miles there) but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions of what else to look for? Should we have x-rays done again already? Does it sound like arthritis, osteo, muscles? Should I try other supplements first? I could use any suggestions or similar stories you have! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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