Sally has been limping a bit recently, and the vet's just diagnosed her with arthritis. She's a 9 year old medium-sized street rescue from Hong Kong with a bit of shepherd in her, and people often think she's a German shepherd puppy, as she loves a bit of chasing and playing.
We've got the medication and hopefully she reacts well to it, but we're tremendously sad that our girl is going into managed decline just as we're about to move out of Ldn, and our ideas of years of long days of walking with her in the countryside seem unlikely. Obviously, not the end of the world, but sucks to know she's in pain.
Apparently swimming can help some dogs with arthritis. I think it takes place in a special pool etc. and probably costs more than owning a swimming pool but it was recommended to a friend who's golden retriever has arthritis.
My mum's dog has arthritis and loves a good swim in the special, expensive pool. She's much better off afterwards!
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