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Re: Update Zaks thyroid problem-or not! 01 Aug 2012 06:32 #6065

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Zak update,I took Zak to the vet for his last check up tuesday and yipee he and my wallet have been discharged! he is almost back to the old Zak thank goodness,he is eating well (think I will treat him to some cod from the chippie tonight) the only problem is his joints he is unable to walk very far before he has to have a rest,now I knew he was getting a bit stiff but his illness seems to have compounded the problem,he has been on metacam which is doing nothing at all to help the problem so speaking to the vet yesterday she has recommended a drug called Trocoxil which you only have to give once a month and which I start him on tomorrow,having read up on various forums it seems to get good results (fingers crossed ) I will continue with the glucosomine as I understand it takes a while to load his system with this,I must admit it I am than a little depressed with this rearing its ugly head after all he has been through and I just pray these tablets help him,If anyone has any knowledge of Trocoxil I would appreciate if they could let me know how they got on,well thats all for now I will keep you updated on how we progress.Bill&Zak.

Re: Update Zaks thyroid problem-or not! 01 Aug 2012 10:21 #6066

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Morning Bill


such good news with a sting in the tail


I know only too well its two steps forward one step back but we fight their corner




here's to the little man improving every day, Akita's really our so very strong and with what he's been trough i feel he will fight this too


love and hugs dawn xxxxxx

Re: Update Zaks thyroid problem-or not! 01 Aug 2012 12:11 #6068

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It is good to hear that Zak is now eating and back to his usual self. I dont have any ideas about the meds. Shiro is getting a bit stiff these days, but does'nt need any help as yet.
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Re: Update Zaks thyroid problem-or not! 01 Aug 2012 17:38 #6076

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Evening all,I dont know if anyone can steer me in the right direction but i am thinking of getting Zak a magnetic collar to maybe help with his arthritis (mabe an old wives tale but i am willing to try anything) I have measured his neck and its 29" or74cm and the biggest one I can find is 28" and I dont want to buy just in case its too tight.Thanks Bill&Zak.

Re: Update Zaks thyroid problem-or not! 02 Aug 2012 10:55 #6084

I've heard magnetic stuff is good for arthritis, but personally I wouldn't get the collar if it's an inch smaller than his neck you could be wasting your money

Good to hear he's appetite is back and I hope he enjoyed his chip shop cod

I've never heard of that paticular drug, Benny was on rymadyl for his arthritis, fingers crossed that it helps his problems

You mentioned the glucosamine, just a thought but I was just thinking that because you only wrote the word "glucosamine" you may not be giving him glucosamine WITH chondroitin? I only mention it because my Benny's vet said it had to be the 2 things together in one pill and it has to include sulphate to help absorb it. I got Benny's from holland and barrets (they do a dog one but the human one is just the same ) and my vet checked it for dosage, it worked wonders on Benny
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Re: Update Zaks thyroid problem-or not! 02 Aug 2012 11:30 #6087

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Hi,the tablets I have started him on are called Flexi-Joints from vetvits and are Glucosamine,Chondroitin,and Vitamin C,this has come as a real dissapointment as two weeks ago before his illness I could not keep up with him,now when he goes out its walk twenty yards and sit down and so on and you can see after a short while his back legs worsen so I we are doing three short walks a day and hope this medication can ease the problem.Bill&Zak.
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