Help for a friend

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  1. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    My friend has a 9 year old 90lb Labrador with hip dysplasia and arthritis, and they need something to help her going down a flight of stairs to go outside. My friend is handicapped and unable to physically help her outside.

    Basically looking for ideas on helping to get the ol girl outside.
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    If a ramp isn't possible, indoor/outdoor carpeting on the steps.

    Have to ask- is the dog over weight? If so, dropping some of the excess will help. Ideally a female Lab should be between 55 and 70 pounds. I understand there are over sized ones out there who are not over weight at 90 pounds, tho.
     
  4. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    She is overweigt. They had gotten her slimmed down at one point but then her arthitis/hip issues got worse and then now she's also got Cushings.

    I've passed along the ideas, thanks ladies!
     
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    I'd definitely get the excess weight off then.

    That brings up another question- has she been on steroids for the arthrithis? One form of Cushings is brought on by pred, etc, and, if I remember right from what I read, it can be reversed simply be discontinuing the steroid.
     

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