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Pain Paste is Good for Dogs Too!

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Our 14-year old Labrador Delenn has severe arthritis.  Her range of motion is limited and she is often stiff in the mornings and struggles to get up and down.  The vet has her on doggie NSAIDs, but lately I sense it’s not enough.

Out of curiosity, I researched the safety of medicinal herbs and spices for dogs online.
It turns out that cinnamon, turmeric and ginger are all safe for dogs!

So we tried adding a dose of my pain paste capsules to her food.
I had just made a batch and had plenty on hand.

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Definitely wear gloves and use table covering when handling turmeric – it stains everything!

She ate them up along with her other medications (for heart murmur) that I embed in a small spoonful of bacon fat and add to her grain-free kibble.

A half hour later she’s napping peacefully without panting, snoring or twitching.  Wow.

I am so glad this helps her!  She’s on the maximum safe dosage for her Rimadyl already and she refuses to take the Tramadol, which used to help. (She will eat all the bacon fat and somehow manage to spit out just the Tramadol tablet!). 

Now she’s a happy dog.

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Sunday Morning Kibble Klatsch

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Delenn’s Kibble Klatsch has become the daily neighborhood newswire

Windows are open, listening to Delenn’s Kibble Klatsch – the neighborhood dog conversation.  It’s kinda like the dog “telephone” in 101 Dalmations, where all the dogs relayed a message across the countryside to find the stolen puppies…

Periodically throughout the day, she starts woofing for no apparent reason.  It vexed me for the longest time until I realized she was talking to her buddy across the street.  If I’m outside or the windows are open, I can hear the other dog barking and Delenn’s answer.

Very interesting…

My son asked if the cats have their own Kibble Klatsch, and I told him theirs is a much quieter version.  Sneaky, in fact.  It’s like a feline form of Morse code, done with eye blinks and tail twitches.

dot. dot. dash…

Just Kidding!  Happy SUNday!  LOL