CONDITION: Joint Pain
LOCATION: Ryde, NSW
"It dawned on me that I hadn't seen him carry on like this with such a spring in his step for a long time"
Last year my dog started to have problems with his back which would flare up every few weeks. He would be in a lot of pain with difficulty moving especially on stairs. Even finding a comfortable position to lie down was difficult and he would moan a lot. Whilst medication from the vet helped each time it happened the underlying problem was still there and we were waiting for the next flare up. He has been on HVC for nearly a month. He has not had another episode of severe debilitating pain and this morning he was running around our pool area and before I could stop him he jumped up a tall retaining wall. He is a big dog and has arthritis in his front legs so jumping down from a height is not a good idea. He did however jump down, run around the pool and then walked into the pool. He then took himself off for a good roll in the grass! It dawned on me that I hadn't seen him carry on like this with such a spring in his step for a long time. I hope his antics don't catch up with him later today but for now he is one happy doggo!