First, I would like to thank everybody for their well wishes and their suggestions for ideas to help with Lola's arthritis. I am sure I will be posting more about it. So, if anybody has an more suggestions I would love to hear them.
I have been giving Lola the pain pills I got from the vet. And she has been moving around better and has had more energy. I am happy to see that, but I also feel like a horrible dog mom. I had no idea she has been in so much pain. I figured she was finally losing her puppy energy at 4 and a half, but now I realize she was slowing down because she was in pain. It makes me feel horrible and feels like I should have realized what was going on.
I should get the Glucosamine tablets today or Tuesday. I am also giving Lola fish oil ever night. The omega-3 are supposed to help with the joints as well and she loves the salmon oil. I am also starting to look into diet changes. I have read a little online about it. What I have seen is adding fruits and veggies to her diet can help. I will continue looking into that and see if I can find a good diet that will help.
As long as Lola is happy, I am willing to do what I can for her.