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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.
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I OWN A 11 YR OLD GSD WHO HAS ARTHRITIS IN S LEFT SHOULDER &

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I OWN A 11 YR OLD GSD WHO HAS ARTHRITIS IN HIS LEFT SHOULDER & HIP. I HAVE USED DMSO FOR THIS ON HORSES WITH GOOD RESULTS. I ALSO USE IT MY SELF WITH GOOD RESULTS. ARE THERE ANY GOOD REASONS WHY I SHOULDN'T USE IT ON MY DOG?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 8 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

I feel so bad for Hasso....DMSO is often used in dogs for musculoskeletal issues so this may help Hasso along with the medications. I would also recommend that you give him a daily supplement of Glucosamine/Chondroitin available at the pet store. This will add lubrication to his joints to ease his discomfort. I am afraid, though, since sweet Hasso is so young, that surgical intervention may be required for long term health.

Does that make sense to you?

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