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Well the old man has been having more difficulty lately getting around so in to the vet we went this morning....That back leg has just been buckling on him lately a lot and he can barely make it once around the park as a very slow pace, so I knew it was getting worse....

First off he's gained 4 lbs in 3 months, not good. Mainly due to the fact that his mobility is getting worse. So rather than going with the injections which was what we had discussed a few months ago, we are starting him off with 50mg of Deramaxx daily, IF we see good results, we will drop the dosage to 25 mg and try for every other day. Goal is to keep the meds as low as possible for as long as possible...And of course until the meds kick in I have to cut his food back even more!!! Omg, he's going to hate me..So please think positive thoughts for my boy, the good thing is I don't see signs of depression, more like frustration as he cannot do the things he once did, which is good cos that means he's still fighting :)
 

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Aww Samson boy hang in there, hope those meds work so you can go back to your walks and eat more food.  Willow, positive vibes that these meds work for the handsome guy.
 

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:cry: i was scared to open this...awww big boy...im sorry ..but maybe this med will work great and make him feel better? i sure hope so !!!!

and yes ..if hes frustrated i mean its not good but in a way it is...atleast hes fighting i agree..

much love and big hugz to him...from us..will be thinking about him and you guys >:D<


 :whistle:  :whistle: car ride a day keeps the doc away ( samsons idea )  :wink:
 

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Lol Ky, yup, you know he'll do anything for a car ride.. :lol: Sneaky bugger  :) Yup, I'm hoping we see an improvement soon, it's hard on the walks especially, poor Angel just feels like we are going in slo mo  :)
 

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Yep, Deramaxx did wonders for Buster's hips as well. If we didn't do the adequan shots, we used the deramaxx. I hope you see great results with Samson, and you only need a low dose!
Hang in there Samson! I think he'll be feeling better in no time!  :)
 

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The Deramaxx is pretty wonderful stuff....and the good thing about htis is that if he does not respond as hoped then you always can fall back to the Adequan.  Hopefully you will see a big improvement.....Did the vet leave him on the Gyco Flex or take him off?
 

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Sharon he said to leave him on it, but quit giving the baby aspirin, which makes sense, right? He actually wanted me to change to a senior food to get the Glucosamine, but I told him he was on the Glyco, so he's fine with that
 

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Great!!!! I think he would benefit most from both!!!!!!!!!  He will also get better Gyco from the chew then he would on the SR. food......
Keep on Truckin' Samson!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I also got a little scared when I seen this post..hope the new medication helps you feel better Samson.. We love ya big guy!!
 

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Aww Samson, sending you all the positive thoughts and healing vibes I can think of. Donner and Blitz send wiggles and gentle kisses. Hope the meds help Willow, and Sampson is back to health soon. Would he lay on some warm packs maybe it would ease the aches??? The rice bag kind you throw in the micro wave??
 

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I've used those with him Lori, I have one that i use for my sholder all the time, he loves it as long as it's not too warm, plus I sit and massage his leg, which is his favorite thing :) Oh yea, he's spoiled and knows it
 

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Awhhh poor Samson! Didn't realize he was hurting so much. Poor boy... hope those meds make him his old fun lovin' puppy self again! We LOVE you Samson!!
 

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If I could go back and change one thing about life with my geriatric dogs is the one ride a day in the car for them.  They just love rides and I could have gotten them out and let them sniff a new territory without a big huge walk.  Then I could put them in the car while I took the youngster on their walk and they could lay in the car and enjoy watching the new scenery.  I hope the Deramaxx works and he gets back in action.  I know it is hard to see your baby go thru the aging process.  We are keeping you in our prayers.

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Ahh samson boy!! I am sure he wil be fine soon, but willow you keep us worried aunties up to date!! when it comes to the food though you make sure he knows its all you.....not us :D
 

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OHH..I have tears from this..Poor Sampson...All Ashley and my thoughts and prayers are with you BOTH for him to bounce back quickly.
Nano..how tender and thoughtfull you are..you are very eloquent with your words...truely
Give the boy a daily car ride Willow..if only to know how happy you make him!!
 
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