Stef has a health question:
Porscha (ex BDR dog) Bull Arab x Great Dane?
Porscha is about 5-6 months old. She was a very clumsy puppy. I noticed a few weeks ago that she was walking funny.
She was limping all the time. It’s always worse after she gets up from laying down.
I took her to the vet a couple of weeks ago & the vet found some crunching sounds in her front left elbow. She was put on inflammation tablets but they unfortunately didn’t work for her. She had an x-ray yesterday & the vet found a chip in her elbow. Arthritis or also known as crepitus.
She has to have injections once a week for 4 weeks, then if they don’t help her she will have to have surgery. Which will cost a minimum of $1000. But she will have to have these injections for the rest of her life. Not every week, probably just before winter every year if she responds well to the injections.
I was just wondering if anyone has experienced crepitus or arthritis in a puppy & what they did to make the puppy/dog better? I will take any suggestions. I will do anything for my Porscha! 🙂
(Porscha’s diet consists of supercoat dry food, chicken necks, brisket meat/bones & she loves her water. She takes calcium tablets daily & now I have started her on glucosamine tablets after finding out about the crepitus.)