Lumbrex how does it help?
It’s heart-breaking to see an older dog struggling to get to its feet and not be able to go on its walks. At night, they may scrabble ineffectively to rise, becoming agitated and soiling themselves in the process.
Worse still is the small dog that becomes paralysed from intervertebral disc disease. Some dogs can get out for their walks but have hunched stiff backs that make them stagger; or they may have to hop on one leg because of sciatica or a luxated patella.
All of these dogs suffer from diminished circulation to their spinal column that gets even worse in cold wet weather and especially at night, when they often wake their owners with their panting and pacing just to get the blood flowing through their aching joints. Some dogs even wake crying out at night if the stiffness has progressed to neck vertebrae fixations and spasms.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories & pain relievers are often tried for these dogs, but if the pain or paralysis can’t be managed or they go on to become incontinent, many of them end up getting put to sleep.