Labrador woes

Our Labrador is now 14 which is quite a good age for a Lab. She has developed some recent health problems and we took her to our local vet’s to see what was causing the problem. She has had some obvious trouble with her back legs/hips related to her age and has recently lost bladder control and when left at home overnight would often have an accident delaying the laying of our new floor.

The vets charges us a few hundred pounds to do some tests which were inconclusive and we got to the point where we felt we were spending money needlessly.

Working on the idea that both problems occurred at the same time, I suspected that the bladder problem was related to her pain/discomfort in her rear hindquarters and decided to try some tablets you can simply buy from Amazon similar to what people might buy if they had joint problems. The tablets cost £20 for about a months worth and since she has been taking them we have not had a problem. The dog clearly has some stiffness still when she lies down for long periods but the bladder problem is gone at the moment. Hopefully the beneficial effects will continue and there will be no negative side effects?

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Paul Clews

Lecturer in IT at East Berkshire College. Assessor & Verifier Technology Evangelist Hacker Tinkerer Collector of all things Retro Cyclist Kayaker Adventurer

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