Thursday, September 24, 2009
Arthritis - Aging Problem for Gordon Setters
As our Gordon Setters age they begin to develop old age problems, just as humans do. Arthritis is one of the most common age problems. Art has a 15 yr. old Gordon with arthritis. "Ginger" is on medication but it does not seem to be working as well as it was. "Peat", was on Bute for pain, but we understand it is really hard on a dogs system. A heated sleeping pad might help, with a nice cushy bed. Massages may help, but be gentle. If things get worse, you may check with you vet for any new medications that might be available. We're always open to suggestions and Art is looking for help. If you have any ideas for him, please post them in a comment.