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Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie and Kona Aug 20, 2018. 12 Replies

Our nearly 12 year-old Goldendoodle girl Willow is slowing way down from what we believe to be arthritis. She will still go out for walks with our 8 month old puppy with her beautiful big smile, and…Continue

Persistent diarrhea in young ALD (7 mos) in PNW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles Aug 2, 2018. 19 Replies

First post but have had our older Goldendoodle girl for over 11 years. This is about our new girl- 7 month old Australian Labradoodle Hazel. She's had a touchy stomach since an initial giardia…Continue

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Bonnie and Kona replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"That sounds like a great vet. She is just beautiful! I am so glad you found someone to help her without meds. "
Aug 20, 2018
Kate C Pappas replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"Very interesting post. Just today, Yarra, age 12, and ALD, had a complete work up with a doc and PT doc at a holistic/integrative vet to see what else we can do for her arthritis in her left hip. For 3 weeks she's been getting acupuncture and…"
Aug 15, 2018
Ricki and Tara (doodle) replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"Have you checked out CBD oil? We've had excellent results with it after our rheumatologist (for joint pain), primary care physician and chiropractor all recommended it.  It is available for pets and some vets are recommending it now too.…"
Aug 7, 2018
Carol and Truffle replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"Yeah! I hate to hear "well, it's just age related & there really isn't anything to do except "grin & bear it"" Harrrummppphhh"
Aug 6, 2018
Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"I'm truly going to check in to this for myself.  I think sometimes we get to a 'certain' age and doctors excuse any problems you have as age related without offering options...."
Aug 5, 2018
Stella replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"Most human physio clinics have 'cold' or 'low level' laser, and some canine rehab facilities or vet clinics have them too!!!"
Aug 5, 2018
Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"I want a cold laser treatment!  Seriously, this is great information. I really see Clancy slowing down. We are watching to see our next step."
Aug 5, 2018
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"I have not heard about infra-red beds for dogs. The point of the cold laser treatments is to reduce inflammation in the affected joints. "
Aug 5, 2018
DonMarie and Picco replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"I would suggest if you are giving the supplements to also try milk thistle.  My former dog was on Consequin and the new vet I had (she like to try natural products when possible) suggested liquid milk thistle drops with food to protect the…"
Aug 5, 2018
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"If he's not showing any signs of pain, chances are it's not a disc issue. Even the great stoic JD showed pain when he first ruptured a disc. Xrays will usually show a lot of the changes associated with arthritis. "
Aug 4, 2018
Adina P replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"Karen, how do you know if it's arthritis or something else like something spinal?  Rosco's back legs are getting pretty weak but he shows no real sign of actual PAIN, just weakness.  Now that could be a high pain tolerance or…"
Aug 4, 2018
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?
"Cold laser treatments helped Jack a lot with this. Many vet practices offer it now, and the pricing is usually really reasonable. No pain and no side effects, either. You might also look for a veterinary physical therapy facility in your area, the…"
Aug 4, 2018
Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles posted a discussion

Likely arthritis in 12 year old Goldendoodle- advice?

Our nearly 12 year-old Goldendoodle girl Willow is slowing way down from what we believe to be arthritis. She will still go out for walks with our 8 month old puppy with her beautiful big smile, and we just slow our pace so she's comfortable. I would like her to be a bit more comfortable and not have so much trouble getting up from laying down if we can. It seems to be mostly impacting her hindquarters. Other perhaps relevant info... We had a thyroid panel run last month (one of the more…See More
Aug 4, 2018
Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Persistent diarrhea in young ALD (7 mos) in PNW
"Thank you Karen. This confirms how I felt and that is what we'll do. Very grateful to you!"
Aug 2, 2018
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Persistent diarrhea in young ALD (7 mos) in PNW
"Well, I guess it depends on whether or not you believe in science, lol. "Inflammation" is a term related to an immune response; carbohydrates (sugars) don't cause an immune response nor do they cause inflammation.  Ziwi Peak is a…"
Aug 2, 2018
Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles replied to Megan + Willow & Hazel doodles's discussion Persistent diarrhea in young ALD (7 mos) in PNW
"Hazel is still doing amazingly and we've backed off the VSL #3 to every other day and kept her on the Wellness food. Her holistic vet wants me to change her food to something that has less sugars (carbs), and is suggesting Ziwi Peaks. I am not…"
Aug 1, 2018

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About Me:
Mom to 2 doodles; Willow, Goldendoodle born 10/2008 and Hazel born 11/2017
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Mom to 2 doodles; Willow, Goldendoodle born 10/2008 and Hazel born 11/2017
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Breeder
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We wanted the best family dog we could find!
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
We love to take them to the lake to swim and just about anywhere to meet new people.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
A little bit but nothing major
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
We have a mobile groomer who comes to our home
Relationship Status:
Married

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