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keaton_uk

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Old age
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:12:16 PM »
Hi
Sorry unsure where to post this or if there has been another post i had a look n couldnt see anything.
It's been awhile since i came on here,  Skye is nearly 12 but of late has been struggaling to get a grip and stand on her paws, took her to the vets to have a check up and has been told has early onset arthritis.
The problem is we have capret thru out most of the house except kitchen, hallway and her fav spot the bathroom floor. the vet did mention she would struggle to get up on her back legs after laying for a while but i was wondering if also getting her some socks?shoes with grips would help her out at all???

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Re: Old age
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 08:59:43 PM »
dont have any suggestions - would putting carpet or mat down in bathroom to help give her grip would she just lie away from mat?

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Re: Old age
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 08:44:23 AM »
We have tried that she kicks it out the way, she likes the cold floor, i found some anti grip socks to try on her see how she goes

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Re: Old age
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 10:55:55 PM »
dogs sweat through their paws, so having socks on her will cause her feet to be open to infections.

You could try a paw wax.

Is she on any supplements?

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Re: Old age
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 08:33:49 PM »
plus socks will stop her being able to get a grip with her nails - make sure he nails are trimme dup properly - if they are too long that can hinder any grip she might be able to get, if she was mine id be blocking her acess to areas with no carpet unless i was there to help her up - i know she likes the cool floor, try a towel thats been in the freezer for long enough to make it cool ( dont freeze it!!) ad put that on the carpet if shes feeling hot - just make sure its cool not frozen.

You really need to keep her off the slippery floors or put carpet/ mats down - if she slips badly when trying to get up she could really injure herself.

been there done it with our old collie, hed suffered numerous 'strokes' add to that general wobbly old age and we actually ended up carpeting the hallway so that he stopped slipping over - plus some long runner mats in the kitchen so he could get out to the back door easily.


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Re: Old age
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 10:50:54 AM »
Hi
Thanks for the reply, we do sht the bathroom do but Blu opens it, looking into getting runners as well. the vet trimmed her nails for her about a week ago.

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Re: Old age
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 04:16:17 PM »
Look into canine massage and how that can help with old age and arthritis, might help her.