Trying to Keep the Effects of Arthritis at Bay

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At almost 10 1/2 years old, Stone gets around pretty well most of the time.  But, when the weather changes, his arthritis starts to act up and we need to give him pain medication to help him feel more comfortable.  He’s been getting daily supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin for years and those supplements have helped tremendously.  But, days like today are harder on Stone and he does appreciate his special pain meds during these times.  We are careful about using NSAIDS, as he has a history of irritable bowel disease, so we sometimes use homeopathic formulas that are easier on his digesting system.  Like many big boys, Stone has some pain in his shoulders and sometimes his wrists.  Stone also appreciates his comfy dog beds especially made for old joints.

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