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Post by Rachel33 on Mon 15 Jan - 18:52

Hello all!

It's been a while.. Hope that you and pups are happy and well Love Struck

We have had a hectic few months - Bug went lame on her rear leg back in November which ended up being a cruciate ligament rupture - TPLO surgery done nearly 8 weeks ago now and she is healing well after SO much rest and rehab.

We still have another 6 weeks until she is back to full walks, we have started hydrotherapy (which, of course, she hates Laughing ) but we are wondering about supplements? She is middle aged now, bless her, and is likely to develop arthritis in her new bionic knee joint. We have tried YuMove but unfortunately she point blank refuses to eat them, no matter what we disguise them in!

Anybody have any suggestions for a liquid joint supporting supplement?

Thanks!! Big Grin


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Re: Hello! + (Cruciate ligament surgery and supplements!)

Post by Nifty staffy on Mon 15 Jan - 20:02

No idea for supplements but just to wish Bug a good rehab and return to her full active life Smile


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Post by -Ian- on Mon 15 Jan - 21:06

After Flo had her TTA (similar to TPLO) the vet advised Nutraquin capsules which we empty on to her food, or as my eldest says, seasoning.

Not sure if it has a dramatic effect but it can't hurt. Wishing Bug well with her rehab Smile


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Post by Jenc on Mon 15 Jan - 21:10

Great to see you Rachel, poor bug I bet she's hating having to rest up! I don't know of a liquid supplement but Katy is on flexi joint from Healthspan that supplies my supplements. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin, Vit c, Vit e & brewers yeast. She has 2 tablets a day & crunches on them happily. If that's any help x


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Post by Jnestie84 on Mon 15 Jan - 22:38

Hi poor Bug. We are having to be extremely careful with Gus at the moment as he has damaged his cruciate. Things are looking good though so no need for an operation at the moment. How have you found things post op? We are really worried about coping with Gus if he ends up having an op in the future.


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Post by LizP on Tue 16 Jan - 9:00

Poor Bug (and you), at least it's good news that she's being a model patient (other than the hydro...!)

The only supplement I know that I'd recommend is YuMove, but that's the one she's not keen on. Have you tried crushing it and mixing it with something really strong smelling/tasting like Marmite?


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Post by gillybrent on Tue 16 Jan - 10:05

I don't know about a liquid, but Pooch & Mutt do a powder that's sprinkled over food & a friend of mine says it's made a big difference. I think it's called something like Pooch & Mutt Mobile Bones.

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