Abby was diagnosed after an injury at about 4 years old. The vet said she would perform a FHO and that Bulldogs do great with it because they are so muscular. She however said she would need to "borrow" instruments, since she hadn't done it since school.
I had to wait until her torn knee was healed, so with waiting I was giving her Rimadyl and it helped her hips. So Terri and I decided to wait even longer, that is when we discovered the difference in a Good food! We switched her to Innova Senior for the joint help and it was a tremendous difference. This was almost 6 years ago and finding Innova or any decent food was next to impossible around here. One little feed store carried it and that was it. By the time all my friends heard about it working, I think that feed store had to have an entire shelving unit stocked.
Now at 10 she is on a supplemental (all natural) arthritis chewable that helps with pain and also inflammation.
@jillh10, Thank you for this, it will help a lot of owners and dogs out there.