I’m thankful for Adequan and great vet care! Last winter I started limping for no reason that we could think of. After a couple months I got in to see the rehab vet. After some cold laser treatments, we came up with a long term treatment plan for me. So far it is working wonderfully!
Mom and I were skeptical at first. She started giving me shots of this Adequan every so many days for a month and then once every four weeks. We didn’t know how I would take getting injections, but it is super easy. While I feast on my breakfast, Mom grabs some skin on my shoulder area, pokes me, and empties the syringe. I barely feel a thing. Since it is only once every four weeks it isn’t a big deal at all.
After the first week of treatment back in May, my limping went away. After about a month, I started running FastCAT, and for the first time in my life I started jumping into the car all on my own. Since I was a tiny pup, Mom has always lifted me into the car, but no more. I love jumping up on my spot in the back seat. Jumping out is not allowed, Mom lifts me out, but that is fine with me.
These shots are from a really good medicine that is FDA approved. It is designed to reduce pain, but more importantly, it slows down and can reverse cartilage deterioration in a dog’s joints. Since I am only seven, this is super important to me. I should have quite a few pain free years ahead. These shots will help me achieve that goal.
Maintaining a good weight, and proper exercise also help keep arthritis from taking over my life. If you have a dog who is experiencing joint pain perhaps you should talk to your vet about Adequan. It is something I will take for the rest of my life, but it is definitely worth a poke in my shoulder once a month!
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