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Old August 28th, 2012, 10:46 AM
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When my then 13 year old AkitaX Shadow was suffering from arthritis we did the cartophen shots also. They did seem to help somewhat, but I think they would have been better if I had started them earlier. As far as I recall you don't need to do them forever, but for a few months on and then a few months off. Good luck dealing with the arthritis and I think you will find that nice walks will help greatly. I kept Shadow walking for as long as I could, I felt it was important to keep the muscles moving. We walked at her pace, and rested when she wanted to, but we kept on going.
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