Deramaxx vs. CBD or other aides for OA/myopathy
Haven't been in since our GSD had allergies years back, he is now 12 turning 12 in a few weeks and doing well. Overall is health is great but of course with age he is experiencing some arthritis and myopathy-minimal issues there but some back paw dragging at times. I've noticed he will occasionally have some difficulty getting up almost as if he laid back too far and can't quite get his body over his hind quarters. We have him on 37.5 mg of deramaxx to help with any any inflammation and try to walk him daily at least 1/2 a mile. We want to do all that we can (within reason) to keep him strong and ensure no pain. I have read that CBD oil can do wonders for dogs and wondering if anyone has tried in a similar situation? I would want to stop the deramaxx for at least a couple of weeks and then try the CBD oil as we would not want any liver enzyme issues but don't want to mess with a good thing if it may not be worthwhile however, the more natural the better in our eyes. If we don't try the CBD we may just up the dosage of deramaxx as needed.
Also, if anyone has any other suggestions/ tips advice such as diet exercises we can do with him etc. would love to hear those too.
Thanks in advance!