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    Well Axel is officially out of the woods. He is doing fine and even on his hills diet food. I have never seen him better. He food is agreeing with him and the powder that I also put on it once a day. His joints are all fine and growing well. No more limps out of him. and yes he is walking lots as well. Hills science agrees with him and his joints so no matter what anyone of you wish to say about it it is the best for him and his growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Pain killers won't fix the cause of the pain. You have to make sure he rests and recuperates. Or he will have the exact same problem when you're finished the pain killers.

    My horse injured his hoof (the bone inside it), and I gave him some pain killer and instead of resting and recuperating and letting his foot heal up, he ran and jumped and bounced around the paddock like a spring foal. No more pain killer for him.

    Pain does serve a purpose. Stopping the pain can make the cause of the problem worse because the animal continues to injure and re-injure the limb because it doesn't hurt.
    I also don't like using pain killers for animals, or I should say only up to a certain level. If you give enough pain relief to stop pain altogether the dog/horse will re-injure or further injure.
    We rest our dogs if they have injured themselves.

    Also like the others I do not allow my large dogs to play any rough games or jumping until they have closed all their growth plates (matured). And then I make sure my dogs are really fit first with swimming. I have newfies that do agility, but I swam them and got their hind and front ends really fit before jumping. You have a combination of breeds there, that would really be prone to all the problems. HD, Elbows, facet-joints, patella and so on.

    I would also go an d see a good dog chiropractor, they are really good with dog movement and can often see more compared to a vet......
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks Roz

    I love an update, especially one with a happy ending.

    So the seaflex is working - maybe I should try it.

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    I am actually using PERNAEASE POWDER whichis the same as Seaflex but alot cheaper. The vet reccommended this because the seaflex is so expensive. Yes I have seen him so strong and no I am not overworking him in play. Even when he is fully deveolped we will still be careful but Isee the signs when he is walked enough and the next day we don't go as far, and I also watch his weight. The powder makes a large difference to him, no painkillers or nothing else. I have seen a chiropracter and he says he is fine, just keep doing what we are doing and we won't have a problem. As he gets older he may get arthritis but that can't be helped he is having everything to help him now and he is perfect. Spends most of his time inside with us anyway and yes he still rounds up the cat. She stirs him up as well so she deserves it sometimes.
    I get sick of people putting vets down when i actually have a rare one that cares. He only sees Axel now and none of the others there. If I have any questions about Axel I call him immediately and he talks to me and lets me know what to do or if things are normal. He gets an update about every 3 weeks and John is very happy with Axel. As he said we got on to it early. And he doesn't eat more than he wants.

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    Looks like a great vet Roz, and like you're on the right track with your dog now - must be such a relief.

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    It is Hycinath, he is alot better and healthier. It is great to know we can take him for a walk and there won't be repercussions. He loves his walk and being around us, but not there is no more frisbee. I have disposed of it cause it is to dangerous for him but I still throw w tennis ball for him but not in the air. The pernaise I think makes a difference, and it doesn't cost that much. The vet has checked him 3 times since and is happy with him and done xrays no charge. He actually cares about him, cause we all know how much xrays cost and yes I do trust him. The big boy)Axel ) is happy too, different dog now.

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