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alright last night i took him to a different vet that i usually go to. anyway they did another examination (which tyson didnt like) and the vet came up with the possibility of OCD. i wanted to do the x-rays but they were just too expensive. so i called my vet today and told them that i just wanted both of his shoulders x-rayed and possibly his elbows so we scheduled an apt. for thursday. right now he is on a glucosmine pill but from the info that i read on the interet glucosemine has never shown any scientific results that it will actually work. lets just hope that this site info is out of date. if he does have OCD i will not be able to afford sergery which is breaking my heart because i will not let him suffer...i would like to know if any of u have had to deal with this OCD and if so how did medical treatment work for ur dog??
 

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Sorry about Tyson. Have you spoken with his breeder? I believe that is a hereditary disease. How old is he?

I've used different brands but the mix I've always gone with is gluc/chondroiton and MSM. i have seen many dogs go from having a terrible limp to walking normally within 2 weeks.

If he does have OCD you could get Care Credit and/or use IMOM to help with funding a surgery.
 

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Originally Posted By: BowWowMeowSorry about Tyson. Have you spoken with his breeder? I believe that is a hereditary disease. How old is he?

I've used different brands but the mix I've always gone with is gluc/chondroiton and MSM. i have seen many dogs go from having a terrible limp to walking normally within 2 weeks.

If he does have OCD you could get Care Credit and/or use IMOM to help with funding a surgery.
tyson is just shy of 7 months old. yes u are right it is a hereditary disease. no i have not called his breeder yet. right now he is on dausaquin(sp) prescribed by the vet. i will also talk to the vet about "stacking" or doing a combo with another. thanks for your concern and i will keep an update.
 

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Originally Posted By: spartshepI would actually add chondroitin to the mix here. Here is an article that I found to be interesting and useful. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&articleid=670

I might consider using MSM, too. Here is the add on that: http://www.peteducation.com:80/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1306&articleid=1356

There is a product called *Next Level* Joint fluid with all three in the ingredients. It is made by Farnam. I have used it and as the bottle says...It just plain works!

I wish you well!
thank u, i will mention some of this to the vet and see if i can possibly get a scrip.
 

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also consider giving him to rescue if you cannot afford the medical care. My friend got a boxer from rescue given up because the original owner could not afford the amputation the dog needed.

Very very sad for the original owners but because of their unselfishness Jessie the boxer is living happy and healthy.
 

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Originally Posted By: mjb03also consider giving him to rescue if you cannot afford the medical care. My friend got a boxer from rescue given up because the original owner could not afford the amputation the dog needed.

Very very sad for the original owners but because of their unselfishness Jessie the boxer is living happy and healthy.
we're goinig to do everything in our power to make sure he stays happy and healthy with us
although if worse comes to worse i will consider giving him to rescue
 

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I buy the human combos Triple Flex (it has msm in it)- I buy them at Costco. I also give vitamin c & e and fish oil. Vitamin c is a natural anti inflamitory which will help.
 

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i just spoke with his breeder and neither the stud or bitch has family backrounds of OCD. THANK GOD!!...BUT we are takeing extra precautions just incase and haveing the x-rays done on thursday. im just hopeing at this point that the sprain initially diagnosed by the vet just keeps getting irritated because this boy is ALL energy.
 

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Originally Posted By: BowWowMeowThis is what I use for Rafi (who has HD) and Chama who has arthritis. You can double or triple the dose.

http://www.springtimeinc.com/product/121/2
how has it worked for ur dogs?
Yes. I saw a HUGE difference in Rafi, who has HD and wasn't on anything before I adopted him.
just placed an order!! whether he has any serious problems or not this could only help for long term health..thanks for the info!!
 
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