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peter fenton

Leg braces for senior dogs

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Hi,my 14 year old husky,Mish,has severe arthritis in both rear legs.Thanks to a cocktail of anti-inflammatory and pain relief drugs,plus 4 pentosan injections.laser therapy and daily walks,he is both agile and mobile.However,inevitably,his legs are growing weaker.I went on line to find a leg brace which connects to the dog's trunk and gives support to the leg and gives the dog more standing strength.Does anyone have any feedback on the efficacy of these or similar supports?

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Thanks,Persephone.It seems unlikely that Mich's bone stiffness would respond to any kind of support.Will be trying some physio instead.

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13 minutes ago, peter fenton said:

Thanks,Persephone.It seems unlikely that Mich's bone stiffness would respond to any kind of support.Will be trying some physio instead.

I hope the Physio helps :) ..Also the warmer weather ! 

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4 hours ago, peter fenton said:

Thanks,Persephone.It seems unlikely that Mich's bone stiffness would respond to any kind of support.Will be trying some physio instead.

I'd definitely be looking at seeking help from a canine physio and/or a rehab qualified vet.    There are a number of modalities available which might at the least reduce pain, and at best restore  better function .. thinking of things like acupuncture, PEMF etc.  If your dog doesn't mind water, hydrotherapy might be ab option.  Physio/rehab vet would be well placed to develop plans.

 

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Hello again,I am seeking any recommendations for canine physiotherapy practices in western Sydney.Mich is doing fairly well for a very old dog but I think that his weakening back legs will benefit from this therapy.

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