Hi again B-experts. I'm once more seeking your learned advice!
This forum is helping me realize just how proactive we have to be when it comes to our Basenji's health. As a first-time dog mom, I assumed our local vet would be more forthcoming with advice and ideas, but that's not the case…So, here's the situation:
Noel is almost 5 years old. She was hit by a car last year and her right front leg was broken. She had an excellent orthopedic surgeon who did his best to repair the joint. There are a couple pins in it. She's good now. She does have a limp - it's not too pronounced unless she gets too fatigued - but she will almost certainly develop arthritis in the joint. Plus there's a possibility that her left front leg will develop problems, too, because she overworks it to make up for the weak one.
Any suggestions for 1) a proactive approach to prevent or, at least, slow down arthritis and 2) a healthy way to encourage Noel to use her weak leg more? Right now, she's taking glucosamine and a daily NSAID.
Thanks ahead of time.