Boring Post about Dog Meds

For the last year or so Bear has begun exhibiting symptoms of arthritis, especially in her front legs (she LOVES to work on the big hole she began when she moved here). Summer, 2020, she got an exam and X-rays showing the development of arthritis in her front “elbow.” She got to take Carprofen which helped some, but she had definitely slowed down. She’s a giant breed dog and this is a thing in large dogs anyway. The other thing, giant breed dogs have shorter lifespans than do little dogs so when she turned six and this showed up I felt a twinge. I love this dog (who knew?) and the thought that she was already heading down the hill to her sofa days? No. NO!!!

A friend of mine is a vet tech with his own dog — Frosty — who was born with deformed hips. There’s been a surgical correction on one, but the other is a “wait and see,” thing. The vet my friend was working for recommended Myristol for Frosty, so my friend decided to try. He was surprised one evening when Frosty jumped up beside him on the sofa, Jumped is the operative word.

Frosty, who felt so much better, sent Bear a jar of Myristol as a gift. I’ve been giving it to her. It’s helping her. Yesterday she and Teddy were being driven (more) insane by the malevolent squirrel in the trees who has no scruples about sending my dogs to the loony bin (“Muahahaha”). Bear was leaping and spinning like a puppy — like Teddy who is airborne whenever possible.

Myristol contains: Cetyl Myristoleate Fatty Acid Complex (magic ingredient?), Glucosamine HCl, MSM, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Vitamin C, Zinc, Manganese, and Copper. Seeing Bear pirouette, I wondered about it for humans — so far the clinical trials are not very rigorous and though it’s available for humans, and I’d love to be out there dancing around the backyard — I need to know more before I give it a shot.

P.S. This is also effective on horses. 🙂

15 thoughts on “Boring Post about Dog Meds

    • They love each other. When we visited Frosty, oh yeah and his person, Frosty sat by the door for two days waiting for Bear and Teddy to come back. That is the saddest photo. 😦 I wish he could live here, but his person kind of loves him.

  1. This is heartwarming and awesome! Yay Bear! And to all 3 frolicking! Finnie says, “you got this! Mommy gives me bone juice (glucosamine drops), but one day I might need what you have to keep all 3 legs hopping!” Sending you all love from SW MO~Finn and me ❤️❤️🐾🙏🏻

    • “Hi Finn! If you start having problems with your joints and they hurt a LOT, get some! ❤ C'mon Martha. Let's go out there and see what's going on in the world."

      "In a minute, Bear."

  2. Thanks for this tip. So far, carprofen has worked wonderfully for Finn’s aging joints (he’ll be fourteen in December but shhh, don’t tell him, he thinks he’s turning three), but it’s always nice to have a backup plan.

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