Dane Doings | May 2022
21
Adoptions in 2022
2320
Since 2000
Duncan
Male 1 Year Old
Siren
Male 6 Months Old
Nike
Female 9 Years Old
Gypsy Rose
Female 8 Years Old
Poppy
Female 7 Years Old
Bruce
Male 8 Years Old
Khan
Male 1 Year Old
Penelope
Female 8 Years Old
While osteoarthritis can develop in any breed of dog, it is most often diagnosed in larger breeds, and Great Danes, are among the most susceptible.
But what can you do to help?

Recognizing osteoarthritis in your dog

  • Stiffness, lameness, or limping after lying down.
  • Reluctance to walk up stairs, run, jump, or play.
  • Changes in appetite.
  • Lethargy
  • Sudden irritability when touched or petted.
  • Loss of muscle mass in the rear limbs
  • Difficulty with urinating or sudden accidents in the house.

When you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to take your dog to the veterinarian for a full checkup. The vet will conduct a physical exam, talk to you about what you’ve observed, and may request additional tests to investigate any affected joints.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Glucosamine - a naturally occurring compound used to alleviate pain and stiffness by suppressing inflammation in the arthritic joint, inhibiting cartilage degradation, and boosting the repair of damaged cartilage.

Chondroitin - Chondroitin sulfate is another natural substance aimed at stimulating cartilage repair and is often used in conjunction with glucosamine. It reduces pain, improves joint function and mobility, and reduces arthritis progression and can be obtained from many sources, such as fish, pigs, cattle, birds, and sharks

Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) - An extract derived from green-lipped mussels, native to New Zealand, is another proven joint supplement ingredient for humans and dogs. GLM contains beneficial nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which have natural anti-inflammatory and joint-protecting properties. Studies have shown that combined with glucosamine and chondroitin, it can help decrease pain and preserve joint function.

Joint Supplements & What to Look For

  • Ingredients - Many products use the ingredients of glucosamine and chondroitin, but look for ones that include scientifically proven levels of key ingredients to have the best chance of relieving joint pain and maintaining healthy joints.
  • Manufacturing & Product Requirements - Choose products manufactured to the highest pharmaceutical quality standards.
  • Dosage - Follow the dosage instructions provided on the supplement packaging. Some supplements will have you start your dog at a higher dosage initially and taper down.
  • Taste & Smell - Most dogs will readily eat supplements that come in the form of a treat or chew. Other supplements may be in a pill form that you’ll have to administer. Pill-hiding treats or other soft foods your dog really enjoys, like cheese, can help hide pill-form supplements.

Read more and see the entire article at akc.org written by the AKC staff.


We want to thank the Denver Cycle Sluts for their incredible generosity,
the Brewability staff for their amazing hospitality, and, of course, our dedicated & loving community for your continued support!

It was so great to see everyone's faces, again! Every dollar raised will fuel our mission to rehabilitate and rehome Great Danes in need.

We look forward to many more unforgettable nights like this.
See you at the next one!

Picnic Group

RMGDRI Picnic is back!

Saturday August 13, 2022 
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Progress Park
5100 Hickory St.
Littleton, CO

Fun for the Whole Family!
Silent Auction, Music, Food
and
Great Danes

More information coming soon! 

TAILS OF SUCCESS
Tigs

Hey, Y’all – I got a new home!!! 

And get this – I will have 3 dogs, 3 cats and 3 human siblings to play with. ALL THE TIME! I can’t wait to meet them all and get settled in with this very active, very loving, Animal’N’Kid Crazy Home!
Gabby

Gabby has a home with her wonderful foster mom! 

Gabby is such a beautiful and wonderful Dane, and Amber wants to make sure she has a forever home for whatever time she has left.  Amber has been at her side through all her ups and downs and Gabby has been a gift to all that have met her. Truly, a match that was meant to be.
Duke

Ok, so get this: I was being fostered on a place that rescues horses and that has lots of land and room to run. And I have a new home on a place that… wait for it….yep, that has lots of land and room to run and also rescues horses. What an easy transition for me! 

My new family has lots of experience with giving meds and treatments so I will be in great hands with my medical needs. I already got to meet them and am super excited to go home with them forever!!!
Mimi

Hi Everyone – Someone fell in love with me and is taking me home! 

I get to live with a great couple who are former RMGDRI Foster / Adopters, so I will be living with another RMGDRI alum and a Border Collie/Great Pyr mix. 

Yippee! I can’t wait to meet my new family and get all settled in and play with my new brothers and parents!
Jack

Jack is in the House! 

Yessss, I get to stay with my Family FUREVER!!!  They are previous Dane owners and I will be their only dog. I will have some older human siblings to hang with and a great big back yard to explore.
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