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Question for my 7 year old Lab with front leg amputation…what supplements do you all suggest we start to put him on and any recommendations of a paw cream for his pad. It just looks a little more cracked and used then usual. Thank you all for your continued help and support.
25 April 2007
Hi Puffer, hoppy pawlidays to you too!
Do you live in a snowy / cold climate? I’m wondering why his paws could be a little more irritated.
For dry paws, there are several paw pad protector creams out there. We like Musher’s Secret.
As for supplements, if you’re thinking of them for general mobility wellness, we like Welactin. It’s an all-around joint protectant that was recommended to us by our vet because it has good science behind it. Our Wyatt Ray has done well on it.
Be sure to check out the Tripawds Nutrition Blog for lots of good supplement ideas.
22 August 2008