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Experience:  UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
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my 6year old boxer had cruciate ligament done 10 days ago finding

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my 6year old boxer had cruciate ligament done 10 days ago finding very hard to keep him from moving around he all so has very bad arthritis in hip if op dont work we dont no what to do
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 4 years ago.
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.

Hello,
Don't forget, I will do everything possible to provide a timely and detailed response, but sometimes it can be difficult to fully answer all questions. You can always select "reply to expert" if you need further clarification or more information, prior to providing a rating.

I am sorry to hear about this concern.

Some moving around is perfectly fine. Ideally, he should be confined, no running or jumping or stairs.

Walking around is okay. Definitely, no going outside off leash.

Also, if he has very bad arthritis, he should be on some good joint supplements! He may be already, but here's a few things to look into:

Currently, one of my favorite joint support supplements on the market is Dasuquin or Cosequin. Here is some more information about it. Many veterinarians and clients have observed that after a few months on a quality joint support product, they can often reduce the dose of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications there pets may already be taking. A supplement can take several weeks to observe benefit, so it is important additional anti-inflammatory or pain medications are used in the meantime.

Product Information about Dasuquin / Cosequin

Also, an incredible clinically tested food to help with joint problems is J/D.
J/D Diet

Another supplement to review would be Adequan injections for joint health. These injections are also quite popular and have helped many pets with arthritic disease.
Adequan injections

Hope that information has been helpful.
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Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 4 years ago.
Hello
I hope everything is going okay. May I be of any further assistance?