Thanks for all the helpful ideas guys! You guys are awesome.
Jakoda- i do have a vet about 45 minutes from me, its name is Qi, and the first appointment is $250, i called and he does acupuncture as well. He is a good guy, in fact he use to work at where i go now, and than he started his own vet clinic that was holistic.
Do you think walking through snow is similar to walking through sand and water? Unfortunately those are more of a summer thing! And its already in the 40's lately!
Wow i looked at the website and i would LOVE to have those things for Zelda.. Perhaps there is someone around here that does, i will have to look into it! Looks expensive though.
Wild-wolf: I will for sure! And when it starts getting warm out again, to the river and lakes! Of course its hard around here, because a lot of our lakes have zebra muscles.. and i do not want her getting cut on that.. Could get infected or do worse. But we do have a river in our back yard.
Msmaria- How expensive is the cosequin? I ended up choosing that one over dasequin. I got it for $65 on amazon, for 250 capsules. I looked on 1800 pet meds and its more expensive there.
Anubis star- I told them i really wanted carprophen.
So they gave me carprophen. But i have to wait 5 days before using it, because metacam and carprophen are not supposed to be mixed. But a vet i highly respect, said there was a study and long term use on metacam led to cancer. So that and its expense and the fact that i am more familiar with carprophen. So they gave me 100 mg, and im supposed to give half, 2 times a day. That works. I also will probably do it by need. I probably wont give it everyday. At my work at the shelter we use carprophen a lot of the time, and it seems to work well.