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    Quote Originally Posted by JessVDS View Post
    I still keep up on pentosan injections every 3 months though.
    Hi Jess,

    I did some reading on the net about Pentosan and only found it used on horses (and, amazingly, I also found it was used for fibromyalgia, which I have). Can you fill me in a bit more regarding this option please Jess? Do I just talk to my vet about it or is it only done by specialist vets?

    Thanks in advance. I'm getting lots of leads through this thread.

    Best wishes..........Tesa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny07 View Post
    I've used Sasha's blend in the past and it was about $50-$60 for a tub that lasts about 3 months. Great if your pup has only just started suffering with stiff joints.

    In the end it wasn't enough for the arthritis that our lovely Brutus was suffering from and we opted for a stem cell therapy our vet recommended, which worked wonders. After only a few days he was in a lot less pain, and then weeks later he could go for his usual run on the beach without any lameness or stiffness.
    Thanks Benny. I bought it online at <www.aussiepet.com.au> for $50.85 including postage. It will be much cheaper than the Rimadyl. We also give both our girls 1000 mg fish oil capsule with their dinner. They love chewing them up to get the oil.

    I didn't know anyone was doing stem cells for dogs. Can you fill me in more on this issue please Benny? Did it cost a lot? Who did it? If it was your vet, does s/he know of other vets doing it? We're in Victoria.

    I'd really appreciate knowing more about this as our Scout is very arthritic and the Rimadyl has done next to nothing and I do not like giving them to her. We want to stop the Rimadyl completely now we have Sasha's Blend.

    Thanks in advance for any further light you can throw on the stem cells for me Benny.

    Best wishes........Tesa

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    Hi Tesa,

    The company we got in contact with was called Regeneus (www.regeneus.com.au) who were working with a vet in NSW that we got referred to. This was 15 months ago and there was talk that the treatment would be offered throughout Australia so they may be doing this in Victoria by now, but I'm not sure. It was expensive when we got Brutus treated for his arthritis, but like you, the meds and injections he was getting were not having enough of an effect, so we thought the cost was worth it. It may have become cheaper if they have treated a lot more dogs so worth giving them a call to find out.

    It was a one off procedure, where they separate the stem cells from the fat and injected them back into his hips and knee, all within a couple of hours. He was kept over night but walked out with us the next morning. Within 7 days, we could see a difference in him, moving about with less pain and weeks later he just seemed to be a much happier dog.

    He still gets a bit stiff at times, but he hasn't gotten any worse and his improvement has been far greater than with any other treatment we used in the past.

    I hope this helps!

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    Thanks Benny. I spoke to someone about the stem cells and his minimum quote was WAY beyond my means. I AM very happy for your dog though. If anyone is interested in the price I was quoted, send me a query privately. I am now hoping that the Sasha's + fish oil is helping. I'm not noticing any change yet.

    Best wishes.......Tesa

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    I too used sashas. blend. The vet warned me it really only works in 40pc of cases. A couple of weeks into it, Shads had a glint in his eye and a bit jauntier step. Well worth it in my estimation for his spine fusion (forget what thay called it) and his arthritic aged movement.

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    all your stories sound similar to mine. we are on sasha's blend and mobic when needed. i am finding my girl (Myf, 2 yrs, daneX) can barely move even after a 20 minute lead walk. its time to investigate the cartrophen for her. anyone got any comments on mobic and its regular use? i'm not happy i should use it everyday for an extended period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maso View Post
    all your stories sound similar to mine. we are on sasha's blend and mobic when needed. i am finding my girl (Myf, 2 yrs, daneX) can barely move even after a 20 minute lead walk. its time to investigate the cartrophen for her. anyone got any comments on mobic and its regular use? i'm not happy i should use it everyday for an extended period.
    Thanks for the mention of cartrophen. I'm going to ask our vet about it for our girl.

    Tesa

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    Hi,

    We took Scout to the vet and started her on Cartrophen. We noticed a slight improvement almost immediately, which impressed the vet. She's now had all the 4 shots over the month that they start out with. Now we wait to see when a decline occurs for then it is time for another booster shot. We don't seem a remarkable change in her but it is enough for us to feel happy that her pain is a little less and any changes if fabulous. Our vet says Sasha's Blend doesn't work at all and we certainly didn't notice any change in Scout before the Cartrophen shots but perhaps it works for some dogs. Vets have a vested interest in seeing that we only use things they can do otherwise their income drops, so I'm always willing to try anything. <shrug>

    Hope this update helps another pooch somehow, somewhere.

    Happy New Year to all...........Tesa

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