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Hi. Welcome. My name is***** Thank you for giving this girl the home that she has! What is her name? When was the last time she was at your vet for an evaluation there? Do you feel that she's a little more stiff, not as willing to go up and down stairs, or to get up on things in the house like the couch or bed?
Thank you for that information. I'm going to be very honest here and say that with her breed, age and that description - arthritis has to be a very huge suspicion here for why she's slowing down. Your vet is actually the very best source to help get her the therapy that she needs. They can check her over and make sure that is what their suspicion is too. They then most likely would want to do some blood work on her and then do a trial of oral pain medication to see what the response is. I like to in these cases do a 2 week trial of medications with owners and their pets to see what response they see at home is. I would be extremely optimistic here that she would improve greatly with what they can do. They have the safest and most effective medications. I'll be hones and say that I honestly don't even know what a Lymphatic Drainage problem is. Does that tell you anything about my possible hope for that?
I'm going to say that given that I've never really read on it, used it or heard of it - it most likely isn't going to have much help.
Here is a good link on arthritis and the management of it.
I would bet your vet tries some combination of the things talked about on it. I'm hoping for the best for Sasha.