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    i will always give cosequin to my mutts. i started my last dog at about 7 years old and had great results.

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    Arthritis determined by examination and confirmed by x-ray.
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    My experience with Dasuquin Advanced Joint Supplement. It was bad. Rowdy would no longer eat it and stopped eating his food. Apparently this was a new formula and msm was added. My vet called the manufacturer and the customer service rep said they had been receiving calls like this. Money is going to be refunded. We switched products and he is eating it and his appetite is slowing coming back.
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    Hi! I’m a former rehab vet tech, I’m not sure what area you mean when you say rear ankle, are you referring to his hock? (The knob like bone in the back middle of hind leg)
    My previous lab partially tore both Achilles’ tendons crashing through ice on top of snow.
    Jumping down from a tree and landing on hind legs could easily cause this type of injury or a CCL.
    Some suggestions that I would make are:

    1) no more climbing trees

    2) get him to a good orthopedic surgeon to check CCL and if that is fine possibly check the many tendons that make up the Achilles area but a good orthopod will palpate to find pain and then go from there.

    3)pair the dasoquin with 1000 mg of fish oil per day ( study’s show that they work better together)

    Good luck!

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    Wayne,
    My dog had both CCL's done.
    The results are of course some arthritis.
    I've given Cosequin orally and Adequan subcutaneously.

    A former poster here guided me towards CBD oil.
    I have given it a try, although I was skeptical.

    I've learned the correct dosage based on this dog and I can't say enough good about it.

    He is 11 now and runs without pain during or after.
    His over all health seems to be better than it has been for 4 or 5 years.

    May not work for all dogs, but it sure helped here!

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    I did stem cell therapy on my 12 y/o with severe arthritis in knees and spine. Very happy with the outcome. Perhaps check out the VetStem website. I banked cells and did more therapy later. Dog could still run and swim at 14 years.

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    The arthritis is in the knob on the ankle. It is about 20% larger than the right. Vet said there were no mice. He has been on a joint supplement for three weeks now. We had a terrible time but finally got his diet and joint supplement issues squared away. I now shake the joint supplement container and he comes running.
    I anticipate it will take a little longer for the joint supplement to show good results.
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    Wayne: I have an 10.5 year old 100 pound dog who has worked hard over the years. I have found using heat compresses help him quite a bit. I take half of an old bath towel, wet it, stick it in a big ziplock bag and microwave it about a minute. Then wrap that around his stifle, take another towel to wrap around the leg, and duct tape around the outer towel to keep it on for about 20 minutes. It has helped and I just cut the duct tape to remove it.

    Hope whatever you use helps Rowdy feel better.

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    Have tried it all everything works a little the best is hands-down is adequan or akin Injections.

    Off the wall experience with arthritis in a young dog = Valley Fever; dog presented with a minor limp off and on Back leg; x-ray of joint showed fungal spur/webbing.
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    Rowdy has been on joint supplement for almost a month. I think it is starting to pay dividends. Not my best video. I violated one of my setup rules but it is getting really had to find cover. Plus the property line is right behind us and the neighboring property is heavily forested which serves as a great south wind break for the handlers.
    https://youtu.be/_TvJEx-aQ-U
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