Jump to content

Shaky Legs


Guest Cardiffcouple
 Share

Recommended Posts

Guest Cardiffcouple

Hi everyone. Mercy and Rocky are starting to have shaky legs when they get up from a prone position. For a few months now we have been giving them Hylasport Canine PupSup supplement. I don't see any changes. Does anyone use this product? Any results? Am I not giving it enough time? Rocky just turned 9 and Mercy will be 10 in May. They both run around like goofy dogs and when moving don't display any signs of discomfort. They just have a hard time getting up. I really appreciate your input. Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds like old and a bit of arthritis is creeping into their bones and it is common to "struggle" when getting up from a laying position. I'm not familiar with the supplement you are suggesting. What I started Kasey on when he started to have these issues was a combination of FreshFactors and JointHealth from Springtime which really helped for a couple of years. Chewable and palatable but as with anything, likely the same as the supplement you are feeding, it takes weeks to a couple months to see results. With that said FF and JH seemed to work rather quickly for Kasey. Good luck!

Proudly owned by:
10 year old "Ryder" CR Redman Gotcha May 2010
12.5 year old Angel "Kasey" Goodbye Kasey Gotcha July 2005-Aug 1, 2015

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are in the UK I take it? There are lots of different supplements available for arthritis, though I haven't heard of that particular one. Doc takes on one called Stride - as recommended by our vet, who had used it for his own old dog - and it does seem to help though by now at 13 and a half he is rather a wobbly old boy. If your current one isn't helping by now I would definitely try something different - with the Stride the vet advised me it would take 3-4 weeks to take full effect, though I could see it beginning to help before that. Here's a link if you want to check it out: http://www.vetuk.co.uk/joint-supplement-powders-stride-powder-c-5_4_2004_2013/stride-glucosamine-chondroitin-msm-500g-powder-p-2579

Clare with Tiger (Snapper Gar, b. 18/05/2015), and remembering Ken (Boomtown Ken, 01/05/2011-21/02/2020) and Doc (Barefoot Doctor, 20/08/2001-15/04/2015).

"It is also to be noted of every species, that the handsomest of each move best ... and beasts of the most elegant form, always excel in speed; of this, the horse and greyhound are beautiful examples."----Wiliam Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, 1753.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Doodles was having the same thing, she was 11 at the time. I had her on a joint supplement, Agility from Life's Abundance. I asked some people in the racing industry what they give and they recommended Next Level, so I tried it. Holy cow, she was like a new dog after a few weeks of using it, running around, playing and punching on toys again, no shaky legs at all from getting up anymore.

 

She's 12 now, lived through a very scary and paralyzing (to her back legs) FCE from which she pulled through with flying colors. I still have her on the Next Level and she's still not shaky when getting up from laying down. I'm a real believer in the product and a lot of people in our group are using it now, too, with equal good results.

Sunsands Doodles: Doodles aka Claire, Bella Run Softly: Softy aka Bowie (the Diamond Dog)

Missing my beautiful boy Sunsands Carl 2.25.2003 - 4.1.2014

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...