My old boy & arthritis

Discussion in 'Senior Labradors' started by chickens1, May 22, 2019.

  1. chickens1

    chickens1 Registered Users

    Aug 30, 2014
    Our labs we've had since 8 weeks old and are our children ,My chocolate lab is 13 1/2years old and suffer from arthritis bad in his front legs, he can walk but only short distance, he now lay down to eat his food. He is on constant medication. Me and my husband have started to discuss how much longer before we say goodbye.
    He have been with our other black lab (who is also 13 1/2 years old)all his life, who is still quiet fit and lively and both live outside never been in doors. My worry is that our black lab can be abit of a worrier and how he will cope without our chocolate lab, how stress will he get, do we leave him outside, do we have him in doors or what is best for him. Have anyone else been in a similar situation
  2. Berna

    Berna Registered Users

    Jun 27, 2014
    I don't know where you live, but consider putting your arthritic dog inside and keep him warm. Cold weather is not kind to arthritic joints. Other than that, keep them comfortable.

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