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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #346777
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Eli might enjoy the use of a wonderful harness I have used and can attest to it's immediate relief.

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Simple enough, but really helped Hugo.

kudos to those 2 ladies @ orthodogs!

Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: dano] #346778
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Thanks for the suggestion. I recently brought out a harness I had bought for Shiloh but its a bit small for Eli. I've got it out now and plan to try to retrofit it for Eli. If it works I can use it on him, otherwise I will need to buy a size bigger but this is a great suggestion.

Right now my big thing is pain management. I'm really hoping to get him off or at least a reduction in the amount of Galliprant that he takes. Its just so expensive for a pup his size. I have began CBD oil. Of course, its all a learning experience. I originally bought from Canna-Pet but found out they aren't that good. So I went with one that Kris recommended.

The big problem with pain management is that Eli has both Kidney and Liver issues and as a result, he can't take most pain meds. So far I haven't found an affordable option which is why I'm so hopeful with the CDB oils.

I assess him each day, trying to figure out what's working and what's not. But if anyone has any other suggestions for pain relief for a dog with kidney and liver issues please don't hesistate to let me know.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: dano] #346779
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Originally Posted By: dano
Eli might enjoy the use of a wonderful harness I have used and can attest to it's immediate relief.

orthdog site

Simple enough, but really helped Hugo.

kudos to those 2 ladies @ orthodogs!




I guess got that orthodog site to load. They have some interesting items there. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #346781
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I wish I knew something for that big beautiful Eli, but I don't. From my own experience-pain medications are hugely variable from individual to individual.

If there is something that will work for Eli-Rosa will find it.

I hope you all get some pain relief. I mean Eli has to keep Kodi in line.

MJ

Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Mary Jane] #346788
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Well, no luck with new meds for Eli but I'm still really hopeful with the CBD oils. I've also been looking into the benefits of heat for osteoarthritis and my next project is to put together some leg warmers for Eli's front legs!


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #346791
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Eli's new leg warmers!!!

IMG_0041 by Rosa Mack, on Flickr

I think I'm going to have fun making some cute leg warmers for him!!


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #346799
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
I think I'm going to have fun making some cute leg warmers for him!!


Just look at that great big smile on Eli - I think he approves of his new leg warmers. thumbup
Rosa, you are so creative, I know you will come up with some great ideas.

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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: SeanRescueMom] #346801
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Thanks, he really enjoyed wearing them. I took them off for the night but I'm really excited about the idea and how I can make them better.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #346809
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The past few days I have been cutting back on the Galliprant. Unfortunately, its not worked at all!! Eli has been struggling more to get up and tends to poop when he does. So were back on the Galliprant.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #346813
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I hope putting Eli back on Galliprant does the trick and helps him, fingers crossed for both of you. crossedfingers


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: SeanRescueMom] #346828
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It's taken a few days but thankfully we've got Eli's pain under control again with the Galliprant. Today he had an amazing walk, he so enjoyed it. I think he could have gone further but one block down and back is enough for any one time for now. It was so nice seeing him so happy.

We've been having temps in the 70's so not much use for his leg warmers right now, but I'm ready for when the temps cool. I'm going to make some with pockets that I can put heated rice packs in for when I give him his massage. I think the extra heat will feel really good for him.


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OMG, Eli just jumped up on the sofa....yes he jumped!!!!!!!!!!! Both back legs jumped party I can't believe it!!!! He can walk up onto the sofa but I was watching him and he used both back legs to JUMP!!!!!!! I am so doing the happy dance!!!!!!!!! groovy

I've really increased his massages so maybe its really paying off. I'm just so happy. Even though he can walk onto the sofa he doesn't do it often anymore as he's just too uncertain, but this time he jumped right up there!!!!!

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They are amazing creatures-how lucky we are to share our lives with them.

Every single thing you do for Eli will be good for him-and enjoy it all.

MJ

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I am so enjoying every moment with Eli. His spirit and love keeps pushing me to want to do more for him. I love him so much. I just can't believe what I saw. smile Both legs worked together without hesitation. I haven't seen that in ages.


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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
OMG, Eli just jumped up on the sofa....yes he jumped!!!!!!!!!!! Both back legs jumped party I can't believe it!!!! He can walk up onto the sofa but I was watching him and he used both back legs to JUMP!!!!!!! I am so doing the happy dance!!!!!!!!! groovy


I'm doing the happy dance right along with you and the happy boogie too! happyboogie Eli is undoubtedly telling you how much he appreciates all your efforts and he's not giving up.


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