Dalmatian Question

I have a GREAT dalmatian that is going on 13 years of age. I am wondering what I can give to...


I have a GREAT dalmatian that is going on 13 years of age. I am wondering what I can give to him to help him with his arthritis? He is barley getting around in this cold weather.

    In Dalmatian - Asked by Anonymous - 12/29/2010 11:02:05 AM
I have a dalmatian that is 14 years old and she is awesome. She is a wonderful pet and a loyal best friend. However, she suffers from serious arthiritis in her spine and left back leg-hip. I have taken her to the vet multiple times and she is currently on Medicam. The Medicamm is a rx pain reliever for dogs. It does work however it can compromise her liver at some point. But I think the benefits outweigh the price of her being in pain. In the winter she cannot go up the stairs in our house without stumbling. We also have her on Blue Buffalo reduced calorie dog food that keeps her weight down and off her hips. Anyhow, I hope my beautiful Dalmation lives another couple of years. She is my heart and my life will not be the same without her.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/1/2011 4:08:04 PM


Although meds do help, like this person said, it can have a negative effect on the liver eventually among other issues. We have always loved vitamins specifically made for senior dogs and along with the vitamins, give your Dalmatians the arthritis vitamin specifically for joint and hip care, any brand will do fine. We also put them on senior dog chow at that age point.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/8/2011 11:22:27 AM