Help?? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-22-2014, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
spinkamor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 53
Default Help??

My 20 month old boy had begun to start limping on his front legs, favouring his left leg and avoiding using his right front leg.

We went to the vet who did xrays and bloodwork. She says there is something going on with the elbow area, and is recommending me to a specialist. She says, however, that she is very suspicious of elbow dysplasia.

She suggests we start Hills J/D. He used to be on Taste of the Wild, but for the last week we switched to boiled chicken, eggs and rice as his diet because I've heard terrible things about processed kibble, no matter how high end it is.

Does anyone else's pup have this problem? I'm not sure if J/D is really beneficial or just a vet trying to sell me their food :/ On top of it all, he also has renal issues

I got him Nutrasea Omega-3 oil as a supplement, are there any other supplements that you would recommend?

Thank you so much.
__________________
Pumpkin ♥ (GSD)
Billie ♥ (kitty- RIP 3.30.14)
spinkamor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-22-2014, 09:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Cara Fusinato's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 335
Default

Coconut oil is a good anti-inflammatory.
__________________
Cara -- Central CA
+ Shay -- GSD
+Melody Rose & Cubby Shelties
Cara Fusinato is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2014, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,673
Default

elbow dysplasia should be ruled out or in one way or another
but as for diet skip the j/d
however you cannot give rice and chicken and eggs and call it balanced
please do your research or else feed a good quality kibble!
my boy diesel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2014, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,795
Default

with renal issues i would be leery of any supplement not perscribed by the vet.
huntergreen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum