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Arhthritis in 4 y/o dog

A friend of mine has a 4 y/0 dog who has arthritis. The dog is now on meds. I asked what the dog eats and it seems she feeds it table food like all the time. Bread, cookies. What ever they are eating the dog gets too. This can't be good can it? she also feeds the dog IAMS. Any diet suggestions . Of course she must stop the junk food right?

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What breed is the dog? Some breeds are more prone to arthritis and there's really nothing you can do to prevent it. I grew up with a Great Dane. We took very good care of Duchess and she lived an amazingly long life: 13 years! But, she developed arthritis at a very young age .

Of course a healthy diet is best for any animal.


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the food she's feeding certainly isn't going to help, put it that way. Human food is great but only when used in a balanced fashion.

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