Any tips/tricks that you all would like to share regarding how you deal with your dog's arthritis?
Here's what I've learned with my SweetPea -- although nothing by itself works wonders:
I keep her nails trimmed so that I don't hear them "click" on the floor,
I get her to the chiropractor as often as I can afford it,
I try to keep her weight down (which currently is a losing battle -- the whole arthritis thing really develops into a catch-22),
I put her dish on a stool so that she doesn't have to eat "off the ground,"
besides the standard supplements for arthritis, she also gets a good quality Omega 3 to help with inflamation,
and my new secret tip: White Willow Bark supplements. It's a pain killer and is really seeming to help with her case.
I still need to get her a ramp to get into/out of the car each day.
Any other tips/tricks I would really appreciate!