Notices

8 year old lab hip issue

Old 07-15-2013, 04:00 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Alureing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Never ENDING Cold Ct
Posts: 4,047
Default 8 year old lab hip issue

So, we have a 8 year old lab thats about 110lbs and has hip pain. I know he is big but he is not over weight, he is just a large breed. Dose any of you guys know if there is something I can give him daily to assist with this issue? Sorry about the huge pic..
Attached Images  
Alureing is offline  
Old 07-15-2013, 04:31 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,276
Default

Two quick suggestions. First try glucosamine and secondly cut back his rations until he loses 20lbs. We have had many retrievers and had one huge male with hip problems. Not a good situation, the less he weighs the better he will be for it. Check with your vet to see if it is degenerative or muscular issues as the treatment varies.
txj33p is offline  
Old 07-15-2013, 04:58 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: VA
Posts: 332
Default

X2 on checking with your vet first to make sure you know the exact cause. My vet recommended Phycox for one of my boxers that has arthritis in his knees. It is not cheap but seems to help some. It is available on Amazon.
Gov23 is offline  
Old 07-15-2013, 05:30 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Alureing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Never ENDING Cold Ct
Posts: 4,047
Default

My dog "Austin" is not overweight just large breed. His ribs are actually showing and only gets one cup in the am and one in the pm. Should I cut back on those portions???
Alureing is offline  
Old 07-15-2013, 05:37 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Posts: 7,671
Default

Try this or something similar:
Amazon Amazon

Also, check with your vet about possibly giving Advil for inflammation and pain management.
TheRealMacGyver is offline  
Old 07-15-2013, 06:52 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,276
Default

Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
My dog "Austin" is not overweight just large breed. His ribs are actually showing and only gets one cup in the am and one in the pm. Should I cut back on those portions???
Sorry can't tell from the picture. If you can feel his ribs when he stands up and he has a waist between his ribcage and his hips he is probably ok, but again the vet should better make that decision. We switched our 7 year old to a lower calorie, "adult" food as their metabolism changes just like ours does as we get older.
txj33p is offline  
Old 07-15-2013, 07:24 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,051
Default

definitely get him to the the vet for xrays and exam, it may also be his knees. also et him the glucosamine and chondriton with MSM. Not sure exactly what the MSM is, but it seems to make a big difference. Feeding amount seems right, make sure he's on a decent food like fromms, blue buffalo, etc. Senior food usually has glucosimine in it also that will help.
I Love Beer is offline  
Old 07-15-2013, 07:59 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Alureing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Never ENDING Cold Ct
Posts: 4,047
Default

I Love Beer , Now thats a great username!!
Alureing is offline  
Old 07-16-2013, 07:28 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Holden Beach, North Carolina
Posts: 1,493
Default

I give my 6yr old 105 lb lab glycoflex II, it seems to help with everyday stuff. I would suggest getting him xray'd to see if there are any potential issues with his hips.
demolition_x is offline  
Old 07-17-2013, 04:40 AM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: sarasota
Posts: 3,521
Default

Most likely hip dysplasia, rimadel, glucosamine, surgery if gets real bad, swimming for exercise

My lab as well
gumpire is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread