I am new here. I have a 1 1/2 year old Lab who was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia in both front legs. Left side is worse than right. We decided for an arthroscopy on both legs. Now its 5 months later and he was doing pretty good on supplements, homemade food and some herbal remedies (joint guard, green lipped mussel extract, fish oil and devils claw) for the last 2 months. I had to stop giving him his NSAID (Carprieve) because he got bad diarrhoea.
Now, after being fine for 2 months, he is suddenly fairly sore again (limping every day after resting and exercise...)
I started to give him some NSAID every second day again and do heat and cold packs.
Does someone else here have experience with elbow dysplasia and know if thats a normal cycle for these dogs (having some bad days/weeks every now and then). The weather hasn't changed so I can't figure out a reason why he would suddenly get worse again.
Is there a chance that he has developed more bone chips (he had FCP) and he needs to have another arthroscopy?
Any suggestions would be appreciated