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16 February 2008
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16 March 2008 - 10:38 am
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We are happy to report that Yukon is doing great and it has been one month since the amputation.  We could still use guidance in a few areas though.  The vet has said that weight loss is the most important thing we can do right now for his adjustment.  Any suggestions besides low calorie dry food as he was not fond of it.  Also, he is off pain meds but we have wondered about aspirin when he seems to be having a tough time.  Last question for now, is glucosamine a good idea and if so does anyone know the difference between human and dog forms of it? (human glucosamine is way cheaper)

Thanks everyone,

Yukon's mom

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16 March 2008 - 11:59 pm
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Great news from Yukon! I have a special cancer dog diet that my people prepare for me every night. It gives me a rotation of get raw chicken or canned fish. And I've actually lost a bit too much weight over the past few months.

Synflex is the best glucomine for dogs that we've found. And when we visited their offices, they said the formulation for humans is identical. The dog version just has a beef flavoring. It's more expensive than the regular glucosamine pills we used to get at Costco, but seems to be well worth it.

For pain control, I get Metacam (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflamatory Drug) once in a while. But we've been able to cut back on that since I started on the Synflex!

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