Boston Terrier Joint Pain

by Rosa Shelley
(NC)

my boston is 8 years old and has been crying with either back or joint pain. at other times she will run an play as if nothing is wrong.

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Sep 13, 2009
BT Joint Pain
by: Susan Castelletti

Does she hold up a certain leg? Are there any other symptoms? I'm no expert, but I think the best advice is to get her to your vet and have her checked out. It could be a joint problem (knee cap, shoulder, or hip) or a spine problem, but only your vet will be best able to determine what it is and the proper course of treatment. Good luck!

Sep 13, 2009
BT Joint Pain
by: Harley D.'s Mom

1st question, has your vet checked your pup out yet?

It sounds like it could be anything from joint-back problems or maybe even a kidney stone problem.

Another thing a friend of mine had happen with her dog was that he was in such a hurry to get out the door when going outside, he kept bumping himself on the door in the same area and really ended up in a painful situation.

When you check with your vet to rule-out anything serious, just to be on the safe side, try to supplement his diet with Glucosamine/Chondroitan/MSM for joint health. Over the years, I've found it to be quite beneficial in keeping their joints healthy. Ask your vet how much to give your dog.

If you would like to discuss this further, contact me a the website below:

www.bostonterrierhub.com/harley-davidson.html

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