9 year old Labrador with arthritis

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  1. Denver2Ann

    Denver2Ann Registered Users

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    Hi. My 9 year old golden labrador has arthritis in her back end & it particularly affects one leg.
    At the moment shes struggling on it after getting a bit over enthusiatic on a walk so shes now on small ten minute lead walks until shes been to the physiotherapist appointment in a couple of weeks.
    Now we've reduced her exercise shes started to put on weight. Shes on a senior dry food and Yumove tablets but I wondered if anyone had any suggestions for dry foods that are good for controlling the weight when exercise has to be reduced?
     
  2. J.D

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    I would do a bit of research on the lighter version of the dog food you are feeding(or others) and see if they are appropriate for older dogs.
    My previous lab had pancreatitis at 2 years old and was on a light kibble all his life with no issues. Or reduce the kibble and add some veg like broccoli/carrots. Make sure treats are healthy too. It is often the extras that make the difference(speaking from personal experience!)
    Have you looked at “Golden paste” for arthritis?
     
  3. Denver2Ann

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    Hi thanks for your reply. The kibble I give her is Vitalin Natural Salmon & Potato Senior/Lite. Im going to sound really mean saying this but I don't give the dogs any treats. They just have their dry food so I feel a bit mean reducing that.
     

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