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Post by Guest »

Best supplements or additives for a staffy who is starting to get a wobbly back leg and weak legs and a bit of a leg drag when walking?

I feed him a raw diet, with carcasses, bones, offal, meat, organs, and occasionally a touch of dry food but barely. Have just started giving him some raw grass fed dairy milk.

Was thinking glucosamine and maybe rosehip or something but I’m unsure. Can we give them things like greens powders, bee pollen, and like general supplements that I take?

Also, what dosage per kg for giving them ivermectin paste?

I don’t like worming him with store bought wormers, they always mess with him and never seem to actually do anything. I see mucous and stringy things in his stool often too.

Post by Jess »

Why ivermectin? I’d consult a neurologist if anything. They will be able to properly diagnose your pet

Post by Coral »

Hip & joint supplant that has glucosamine in it.

Green lipped muscles (powder form is affordable) or fish oil from pet store, both will provide omega 3.

Post by Kira »

I agree with Jess, this sounds like a neurological problem so feeding raw and giving supplements isn’t going to help. I’d recommend you see a neurologist.

Raw feeding and raw milk are risks for bacterial infection and may be causing an upset stomach resulting in the mucus you’re seeing. Alternatively, staffies are very prone to allergies so it could be something to do with that

Post by Caroline »

How are you balancing his diet? If making your own raw diet it is imperative that it is properly balanced by a nutritionist. Very serious deficiencies can occur if not. Dogs are also lactose intolerant so I’d cut the dairy out. It does sound like he should see a veterinarian at this point. Good luck

Post by Erin »

First off I’d advise stopping raw and getting him onto an appropriate diet. Second I’d stop feeding milk as dogs lack the enzyme lactase to digest lactose. We do not give dosages. Best supplement is glucosamine msm chondrotin. If you haven’t already been to the vet I’d start there

Post by April »

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