Thursday, March 8, 2012

Senior Dogs

Do you provide any special treatment to your senior canines? Medicine, supplements, food?

I'm worried I do not give Mina all that she needs to grow old gracefully. I'm pretty sure she is somewhat arthritic, not severe, but it is hard to tell with her because she is stoic.

Right now, she cannot jump up, even two feet onto the sofa. She is sensitive with her lower back, but again, it is so hard to tell with her. She handles pain better than most dogs (and humans) I know, so whenever she reacts I figure it has to be unusually painful. I gave her some pain meds, but I'm wondering if it is just a side effect of her growing old.

Mina makes me worry like no other.

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