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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 09:09 AM
zetti
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The arthritis is probably caused by bone grinding against bone. In humans, the docs can inject artificial synovial fluid directly into the joint & it often brings great relief. Don't know if they do it in dogs.

Be sure not to let him get overweight. I would definitely try the glucosamine.

Let your vet be your guide as to his activity level & if surgery is an option in your case.
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