Canine Arthritis

First it was Milo, then Preston and now Milo’s sister, Mina, is also limping. Mina’s mommy found a dime-size lump on her knee. The X-ray shows calcium deposit on her joint. According to the vet, it might be caused by a previously undetected injury that did not heal properly. Both the specialist and radiologist did not recommend a surgery so Mina will have to live with it. The limping comes and goes but poor Mina will have to be refrained from one of her favorite activities, chasing squirrels, for some time. Mina’s mommy is adding glucosamine supplement to her diet. It is not going to make the calcium lump go away but might help her joints in the long run. 500mg/day is a safe dosage recommended by the vet (for 20lb Mina).
Best wishes to Mina!

9 Responses to Canine Arthritis

  1. Frank & Beans says:

    Hey P.

    Sending Good Wishes Mina’s way.

    We don’t like taking pills. We usually try to hide them and then spit them out. That NEVER works !!! We ALWAYS get caught !!!

    Hugs x 2,

    F & B

  2. A belly rub and a frosty paw always cure what ails me!

    give Mina some smootches for me!


  3. Poor Mina. I hope she gets to chase squirrels soon!

    love, Riley

  4. Awww, I’m sorry to hear about Mina! That is no fun! My Mama suggested letting all the Pups chew on ANTLERZ.

    Preston’s Mama, you should Google that and see if that is a good thing for all the pups to chew on. Supposively that is suppose to have natural Glucosamine in it to help with joint pains. My Mama buys them on I love chewing on ANTLERZ, I just do not know that it is also good for me!

    Good luck to Mina and please keep me posted on her progress!


  5. We hope the glucosamine helps Mina! All I know is that it sure helps me and I’m 10! She sure is a cutie!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. poochy says:

    Poor Mina. My mommy and I wish her recovery soon. Preston, on a side note my mommy is back 🙂 Let us know when/where you wanna have a play date.

  7. Best wishes to Mina! We hope she feels better soon and can get back to chasing those squirrels!

    Hugs, Bruschi

  8. Amber-Mae says:

    Oh poor Mina. It’s really surprising that many small breed dogs can get arthritis or HD too! Glucosamine will help to maintain her joints but will not cure it. My best wishes to her!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  9. It’s a shame that she’s having arthritis trouble :-(. My lab mix, Spike, has had that same trouble for about a year now. I know how expensive the medication can be.