Hi, my first visit. I'm desperately trying to find any info on Osteoporosis in dogs and treatments. My 13 year old cattle cross has been diagnosed with an Osteoporotic spine with hairline fractures in her vertebrae and disks pushing up towards the spinal cord. She's started on Calcium a week ago and is in awful pain when she lies down. She still goes out and runs a little and jumps and barks a little but as soon as she lies down the moans, groans, growls and cries start. She's had many pain killers but the only one that has worked for her is Tolfedine which is very expensive and I'm told is not to be given for any length of time. The vet said it would be 6 to 8 weeks before she shows any improvement, in the meantime she's suffering and so am I.
I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who may have had this problem and what treatments they used.