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I have problems getting him to swallow fish oil
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Kosmo stretches when he wakes up and neither of my girls do this. I talked to a breeder who said this is normal for a Havanese. Yet, neither Joy or Zoey stretches themselves, like yoga poses (especially downward dog ), after being crated for sleep.

Would he be a candidate for fish oil and glucosamine? I noticed mention of stretching in older thread.

They all currently get probiotics.

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I am currently giving him both. I don't know how long it takes for them to work. I am also going to check into low level laser therapy for his pain.
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this is something to ask your vet. Every dog is different.
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I have problems getting him to swallow fish oil
When I used to give it to Kodi, I just put the capsule in his dinner, and he ate it along with everything else.


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Kosmo stretches when he wakes up and neither of my girls do this. I talked to a breeder who said this is normal for a Havanese. Yet, neither Joy or Zoey stretches themselves, like yoga poses (especially downward dog ), after being crated for sleep.

Would he be a candidate for fish oil and glucosamine? I noticed mention of stretching in older thread.

They all currently get probiotics.
I don't think that stretching has ANYTHING to do with joint problems. (all mine do it occasionally... Panda does it regularly as a clear greeting, or when getting out of her crate at a trial) But the "joint supplements" can't hurt a dog unless they have an allergy.
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I am currently giving him both. I don't know how long it takes for them to work. I am also going to check into low level laser therapy for his pain.
Mone of the joint supplements are likely to make a HUGE difference or work quickly. We saw an improvement with the low-level laser in less than a month, and she continued to improve for about 6 months, then stayed stable after that until her death. (unrelated to the arthritis... she was just very old, kidneys and heart giving out)


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Believe it or not, my older dog benefited greatly from acupuncture. He could barely walk into the Vet's office, but after the acupuncture, he trotted right out like he was in no pain. Good luck.
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Believe it or not, my older dog benefited greatly from acupuncture. He could barely walk into the Vet's office, but after the acupuncture, he trotted right out like he was in no pain. Good luck.
I believe it! I think these alternative therapies can be fantastic for chronic pain issues!


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