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Question DetailsAsked on 8/23/2011

Any suggestions for a dog with a stiff joint?

So my 7-year-old mixed breed dog seems to be experiencing a stiff joint or the onset of arthritis - after he lays down for a significant period of time, he walks with a slight limp after getting up. Other than the slight limp, it doesn't seem to bother him - he doesn't seem to pay attention to it, and he isn't skittish when I touch what seems to be the affected area (one of his front legs). There are also no apparent injuries to his paw, pad or claws on the leg in question.
He also doesn't have any problems running at full speed after squirrels in our yard or other dogs at the dog park.
Other than visiting a veterinarian, are there any veterinary supplements that may aid his joint health and/or ease his stiff joint?

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Yes, it is called DGP as in Dog Gone Pain. It is an all natural supplement for arthiritus and pain.American Biosciences DGP for Dogs and Cats go there to read about it but go here to buy it is $13.00 less. I used it on my dog for many years as I don't like medication. I had to use a bit more then the recommended dose but it does work..Hope your dog feels better soon,

Answered 9 years ago by Tydoger


A suggestion might be to try tart cherry extract. It has been proven to treat inflammation associated with arthritis. The University of Michigan is one of the schools that has studied tart cherry extract and found there are no negative side effects and this all natural product is outstanding for joint pain and relief in both humans and animals. Traverse Bay Farms is one place to purchase this product. We wish your dog well!

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Answered 9 years ago by APawfectDog


Try a product named Flex Pet ( After giving it to my dog and recommending it to a lot of my clients (I am a Certified Vet Tech and a Pet Sitter) I am convinced this supplement works much better than any other you can find at the Vet's office or pet store. The improvement is remarkable.
Marcela (Alpha Sitter, LLC).


Answered 9 years ago by Alpha Sitter LLC


Yes! Please do not try drugs or supplements other than maybe Glucosamine. Our Bernise Mountain Dog, at the age of 3-1/2 suffered a major stroke. (how does that happen?? well, we were at work and, out of the blue, she evidently had a seizure. With no one home to get her help, she ended up stroking out) This left her completely paralyzed on her left side. It is 3 years later, and thanks to her therapist, she is beginning to learn to walk again and doing quite well. She was in Canine Therapy for 18 months! YES, there IS Canine Therapy and I highly recommend it. I don't know where you live, but here in Kansas City, Cheri with Sirius Therapeutics, Canine Rehabilitation is who our dog went to. There are not allot of them, so do your homework! Time and effort is what it takes! They CAN help with your dogs problem. Our therapist has a Facebook page. I'm sure you can find it - she also has a website. I apologize that I cannot recall them off the top of my head. But searching Canine Rehabilitation in Kansas City will help you find her. She has video of our Berner on her FB page. Good luck!

Answered 9 years ago by SWESTMO


JP, here's a little addition to the mix: Seems this is not uncommon, and much of it depends on the age and size of the dog.

Answered 7 years ago by Oleron

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