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#850517 - 10/10/09 10:46 AM Arthritis
CharmedSuggies Offline
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My male Eddie made huffing noises a few weeks ago. I took him in & found from the fecal tests that he had a bacteria infection. He was put on Bactrim & Benebac. A week of that & he started huffing again so he was switched to Baytril.

A couple nights ago I heard him huffing even more. I had his mate & daughter tested as well to make sure it was him. They tested negative. I took him in yesterday for an exam & x-ray. The x-ray showed arthritic change in his hip frown The vet was not too worried about it because he said it was not too bad. He was sent home with pain meds & i'm to call the vet on tuesday to let them know how he's doing. Next week I have to take him back in for fecals & UA to check the bacteria infection.

Is arthritis common or often problems in gliders? He was a rehome & was not taken care of properly. Since he's been with me, he's been pampered & loved unconditionally. He started to open up after he found out that this was his forver loving home. He still is opening up and acts like a joey again. I don't know his true OOP date but was guestimated at August 18, 2006. I got him in Aug 07 & told that he might be a year old so that's how I got the date. During playtime he acts normal, jumping & running (hopping, lol) around & loves to run around on me.

Is this something i'm gonna have to possibly worry about getting worse for him?

Could it be anything specific that contributed to him getting arthritis?

I'm just so worried about him. upset


Edited by CharmedSuggies (10/10/09 10:47 AM)
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#850547 - 10/10/09 12:19 PM Re: Arthritis [Re: CharmedSuggies]
SugareeErin Offline
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I am sorry to hear about your little one. Arthritis tends to be a problem more in overweight gliders. I would imagine as he ages it could continue to progress. A yearly x ray may be a good idea to keep track of it. I'm not sure what you can do to help besides getting him to healthy weight if he is chunky... I don't have any experience with this myself, hopefully soneone who knows a little more comes along soon. hug2
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#850579 - 10/10/09 02:07 PM Re: Arthritis [Re: SugareeErin]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Thanks Erin. He's a big glider but not overweight. I've been watching that with all my crew. There have been a couple times he was but then lost it. I just dunno.
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#850584 - 10/10/09 02:31 PM Re: Arthritis [Re: CharmedSuggies]
SugareeErin Offline
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You might find some of the info in this post helpful, in the first post she says there was possible arthritis in the shoulder This part specifically:
Quote:
Cosequin which is a joint supplement that is beneficial for animals with arthritis. The Cosequin can be given indefinitely if it seems to help her, but may take longer to start showing effect where the Tramadol should start to work immediately.
HTH

I have been looking for where I read about arthritis in overweight gliders and can't seem to find the source. I will keep looking :/
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#850596 - 10/10/09 03:03 PM Re: Arthritis [Re: SugareeErin]
SugareeErin Offline
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Here is another post that you might find helpful: glucosamine/chondroitin
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#850851 - 10/11/09 01:01 PM Re: Arthritis [Re: SugareeErin]
Meg_n_Von Offline
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Loc: Vulcan, MO
Poor little guy...
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#853249 - 10/16/09 05:50 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Meg_n_Von]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Eddie had a bacteria infecion when I found out he had arthritic change in his hip. I dropped him off at the vet this morning so they could do a re-check on his fecals & a UA.

My poor sweet guy can't win! tant The good news is that the bacteria infection is gone but there are crystals in his urine & his PH balance is high frown So they gave me Ammamil (spelling?), which is a powder that I have to sprinkle on his food. It's supposed to bring the PH level down which will then dissolve the crystals.

I have to give it to him for 2 weeks then drop him off again for another re-check of his urine. I hope after this, it will be it for him, poor guy.
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#853294 - 10/16/09 07:57 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
hug2 I'm sorry Melissa! How much citric foods are you feeding. Sometimes if you add a little citrus, this will help to bring down the Ph levels.
The normal Ph level for a sugar glider is between 4 and 5.

Sending hugs and prayers your way! hug2

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#853309 - 10/16/09 08:26 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: LSardou]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Loc: Dayton, Ohio
Fruits:
Cantaloupe, Honeydew & Papaya

Veggies:
Grn Beans, Peas, Carrots & Collard Greens

Occasional:
Plain boiled chicken, Yoplait yogurt, grapes

I don't give them citric foods because I know it could cause problems so to me it was easier to avoid them to be safe than sorry. They get spring bottle water, no tap.
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#853350 - 10/16/09 10:12 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
lovely1inred
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I wonder if in glider arthritis acts up like in people with the weather changes and such. Hopefully he gets all his problems done with soon poor guy! Can't win can he? He has a good mommy now though that will take care of him.

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#853394 - 10/17/09 03:06 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: ]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Loc: South Africa
hug2 Sending lots of prayers for Eddie to get better soon! hug2
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#853397 - 10/17/09 05:47 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Gizmogirl]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Registered: 10/27/07
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Loc: Dayton, Ohio
Thankyou both. I am gonna talk with Linda about the static magnetic therapy for his arthritis to hopefully prevent it from getting worse anytime soon.

He did well last night with his meds. I sprinkled it on his favorite, plain boiled chicken! He took it and went to town, lol.

Yes he is very special to me & is such a sweet & gentle natured guy. His son Brutus is the same way & looks like his twin.
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#853511 - 10/17/09 12:58 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
Meg_n_Von Offline
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Loc: Vulcan, MO
That's good to hear. Hopefully he doesn't get any worse...

Please keep us posted... wink
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#853661 - 10/17/09 05:02 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Meg_n_Von]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Thanks Meg! will do
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#859606 - 10/30/09 04:55 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
Gizmogirl Offline
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How is Eddie doing?
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#859627 - 10/30/09 07:22 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Gizmogirl]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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so far he's doing well, no more pain sounds. Today will be the last dose of his meds then he will be going back for re-testing Nov. 2

fingers crossed that after this test, no more meds! Thankyou for checking on him.
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Akeesha, Orion & Niko :rtmo:

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Bella Belle mlove


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#860291 - 11/01/09 01:42 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Loc: South Africa
Oh I hope Eddie's test tommorow is going well! Good luck and keep us posted. I am glad to hear he is doing better!

You go Eddie, you show them you don't need more meds! hug2
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#860300 - 11/01/09 03:42 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Gizmogirl]
suggiemom1980 Offline
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Loc: Vincennes, IN, USA
Can't wait to hear the update on the little guy! Praying for good news!
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#861280 - 11/03/09 12:22 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: suggiemom1980]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Any updates on Eddie's tests?
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#861318 - 11/03/09 05:58 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Gizmogirl]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Eddie goes into the vet this morning. I have to drop him off for his tests. I will post what happens when I go to pick him up later this afternoon.
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Akeesha, Orion & Niko :rtmo:

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#861330 - 11/03/09 06:44 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
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angel I hope Eddie gets a clean bill of health this morning. angel
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#861412 - 11/03/09 11:15 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: ozzi]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Thanks Pat!

The vet just called & Eddie's UA showed a normal PH level.

However, the vet wants me to finish his meds he was on & then re-test him a month after the meds are gone. The vet said he might have to be on this medicine for the rest of his life frown poor guy. I asked & he said that it may be due to genetics in why he may have to have this med the rest of his life.
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Brutus Theodore, Hugo Bug, Lulu :wfb: :leu:

Akeesha, Orion & Niko :rtmo:

SFS
Bella Belle mlove


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#861475 - 11/03/09 01:54 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Sorry to hear about the meds little Eddie frown

thumb for the PH level

The good news is you have your little man to love and take care of.

Lots of hugs and kisses for the both of you! hug2
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#861478 - 11/03/09 02:08 PM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Gizmogirl]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Thankyou Gizmogirl. Yes, he will still be just as spoiled as before. Just this time he will have extra perks! He loves plain boiled chicken & that's how i'm able to get him to take his meds willingly, lol.
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Akeesha, Orion & Niko :rtmo:

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Bella Belle mlove


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#874197 - 11/29/09 01:30 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: CharmedSuggies]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
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Loc: South Africa
How is Eddie doing with the meds. I haven't been on GC for the past 2 weeks.
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#874731 - 11/30/09 08:11 AM Re: Arthritis, Update on Eddie (Glider) [Re: Gizmogirl]
CharmedSuggies Offline
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Eddie is still taking his meds. He is to finish it & then a month after it's finished is when we will test him again. So far he seems to be doing well & is his normal active self.
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Akeesha, Orion & Niko :rtmo:

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