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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontanafox View Post
    Those yelps of pain never get to leave your head.
    They most certainly don't! When Samson initally broke his leg he was a puppy and puppies are MUCH more vocal about their pain. He broke his leg when we were at the lake for the day. We had to drive 45 minutes through mountain roads before we got to the closest vet. I was holding Samson for the entire car ride and the entire time he was screaming/high pitched crying thing, oh it was just awful. That was one of the worst days of my life. Like you said though we keep on "keepin on" and I did hold it together until we got home. Once we were home and I was laying next to him with his little cast on, everything started sinking in and I did break down. We had to wait 3 days until they could get him in for orthopedic surgery and I spent almost everyone moment of those 3 days laying next to him on the floor.

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    Is it a front or back leg?
    It's his front left leg.

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    Oh my gosh, I am glad it was just a sprain! My gosh! Cutty has done that cry a few times and each time it freaks me out. Have found that a lot of times it is just him landing wrong or twisting his leg when he comes down on it off the couch. Thankfully no limping usually. 1 time tho when we were camping with the boys cutty got exited and went too fast coming out of the trailer and his paw slipped behind the step and he screamed. My god I knew he broke something and I was so panicked. Turned out to be similar and by morning he was much better.

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    aw im so glad hes better and its not serious. sarah had acl surgery when we first got her for a torn acl the first owner just left her with for who knows how long. i also lift sarah on and off the bed and there has been a few times she has jumped off and scared the p outa me. big hugs from me and sarah. our bullys can scare us and yes most of my stuff with sarah is when its evening or weekend and my vet is closed. do you give him some fish oil? well not now when hes getting the anti inflammatory but after hes done with it. sarahs limp and overall movement is much better with the fish oil i spray on her food every night. just a thought.

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    Poor Samson. So glad it wasn't worse.

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    Ooo my sweet boy I think he needs to come stay w me for a while
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    Hmmm... now I may be unpopular for saying this... but as a trainer I get to work with a LOT of arthritic patients - and they have arthritus for a whole range of reasons including hereditary all the way to past injuries. The LAST thing I get them to do is to just stop doing all forms of exercise. If Samson was a human I would be telling him to increase the strength in all of those muscles around that joint and to keep as much flexibility as possible in that joint.

    So maybe consider keeping Samson from all of these activities such as stairs and jumping off the bed until you know that sprain has totally healed. After that maybe allow him to use the stairs ... keep that leg strength there and if he so loves sleeping with you then why deprive him of that. You can get steps for him to use .. that way he's still with you but you know he's getting up and down the safest way possible.

    Just a thought .......... also as you know Maggie broke her front leg at a very young age and although there is no strong signs yet the vet has said there is definitely going to be arthritus at some stage, and her two back legs have loose knee joints. The vet described the supplement Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM. I found it on Amazon for cheaper than the vet was trying to sell it for, and on Amazon it has good ratings. We figured .... nothing to lose by giving it a try!!

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    Massage is also good for Arthritis
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    We used acupuncture for our rottie with great success!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    aw im so glad hes better and its not serious. sarah had acl surgery when we first got her for a torn acl the first owner just left her with for who knows how long. i also lift sarah on and off the bed and there has been a few times she has jumped off and scared the p outa me. big hugs from me and sarah. our bullys can scare us and yes most of my stuff with sarah is when its evening or weekend and my vet is closed. do you give him some fish oil? well not now when hes getting the anti inflammatory but after hes done with it. sarahs limp and overall movement is much better with the fish oil i spray on her food every night. just a thought.
    Poor Sarah, how sad that they never got her all fixed up At least she is with you and doing better now He does get salmon oil on his food everyday, I have always given it to him to help with his allergy and skin issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    Hmmm... now I may be unpopular for saying this... but as a trainer I get to work with a LOT of arthritic patients - and they have arthritus for a whole range of reasons including hereditary all the way to past injuries. The LAST thing I get them to do is to just stop doing all forms of exercise. If Samson was a human I would be telling him to increase the strength in all of those muscles around that joint and to keep as much flexibility as possible in that joint.

    So maybe consider keeping Samson from all of these activities such as stairs and jumping off the bed until you know that sprain has totally healed. After that maybe allow him to use the stairs ... keep that leg strength there and if he so loves sleeping with you then why deprive him of that. You can get steps for him to use .. that way he's still with you but you know he's getting up and down the safest way possible.

    Just a thought .......... also as you know Maggie broke her front leg at a very young age and although there is no strong signs yet the vet has said there is definitely going to be arthritus at some stage, and her two back legs have loose knee joints. The vet described the supplement Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM. I found it on Amazon for cheaper than the vet was trying to sell it for, and on Amazon it has good ratings. We figured .... nothing to lose by giving it a try!!
    You make an excellent point about building the muscle! I should make sure to walk him on a more consistent basis! I don't want him to stop getting exercise all together I just feel like I should limit certain types of activity. It's going down the stairs, not up, that I worry about more than anything, all that weight/pressure on his front leg, seems like it would cause problems. I feel like I have read something advising against bullys using stairs too much but I don't know where so I may not be correct on that. And with the bed I just felt like if he could hurt himself just jumping off our couch then he certainly would our bed because it's much higher but I don't have stairs for him so I should try that before banning him from sleeping with us. I know he loves to sleep with us and I do prefer it that way as well, it's like I don't sleep well with him in bed because I find myself in the most awkward positions to accomdate him yet when he's not there I don't feel like I sleep well because I just feel like somethings missing. He's slept with me since the day I brought him home 5 years ago so it's weird for him not to be there. I do have him on a hip and joint supplement, I'm trying to find another one because he seems to not do well with one/some of the ingredients in it. I will check out the one you suggested. Too bad I don't have a pool, isn't swimming one of the best exercises for those suffering with arthritis? I could get him a lifejacket and make him do daily laps, oh that would be so cute

    How old it Maggie? Samson is 5.5 years old and I think I remember Maggie being older. Hopefully her arthritis doesn't start as young as Sam's has! I'm glad it doesn't seem to be bothering her yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TessaAndSamson View Post
    You make an excellent point about building the muscle! I should make sure to walk him on a more consistent basis! I don't want him to stop getting exercise all together I just feel like I should limit certain types of activity. It's going down the stairs, not up, that I worry about more than anything, all that weight/pressure on his front leg, seems like it would cause problems. I feel like I have read something advising against bullys using stairs too much but I don't know where so I may not be correct on that. And with the bed I just felt like if he could hurt himself just jumping off our couch then he certainly would our bed because it's much higher but I don't have stairs for him so I should try that before banning him from sleeping with us. I know he loves to sleep with us and I do prefer it that way as well, it's like I don't sleep well with him in bed because I find myself in the most awkward positions to accomdate him yet when he's not there I don't feel like I sleep well because I just feel like somethings missing. He's slept with me since the day I brought him home 5 years ago so it's weird for him not to be there. I do have him on a hip and joint supplement, I'm trying to find another one because he seems to not do well with one/some of the ingredients in it. I will check out the one you suggested. Too bad I don't have a pool, isn't swimming one of the best exercises for those suffering with arthritis? I could get him a lifejacket and make him do daily laps, oh that would be so cute

    How old it Maggie? Samson is 5.5 years old and I think I remember Maggie being older. Hopefully her arthritis doesn't start as young as Sam's has! I'm glad it doesn't seem to be bothering her yet!



    Only if you send Lex first
    Ummmmmm I'll send ya Bo!!! Lmao

    Also massage is another way to help move muscles and keep them built up as well... Did u know if u go on a regular basis u will also loose inches and tighten skin up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexterwayne View Post
    Did u know if u go on a regular basis u will also loose inches and tighten skin up.
    You mean you as a human as well. Are you saying if I go get a massage on a regular basis it will help me loose inches and tighten up????? What a fabulous excuse to start getting massages regularly!!!!!!

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