|Gordy & Lilly|
Lilly also enjoys playing with Sophie and plays very gentle with her. I suspect she knows Sophie's (Bullmastiff) joints aren't doing well. We found out a year ago that she didn't have any cartilage just bone on bone in her hip joints (a good article on Hip Dysplasia *) so she has a hard time of it.
*Keep in mind that I do share links but don't necessarily agree with all. Example would be the use of NSAIDs for dogs without researching more; I was under the impression that dogs can not use some since it's potentially harmful to them. However, I'm not a vet and would need to seek advice on that subject.
For treatment of Sophie's joints I give her a good dose of Glucosamine and Chondrontin, the brand I use is Nature's Plus, that seems to be helping. Most recently I found a product on line and was impressed with all the testimonials from other users. It's called, Arthro-IonX through Vetionx Natural Pet Health Products. So along with getting back to her or as close to "old diet" we're giving this a go; using the recommended amount in food or water.
On a lighter side of things, I found this listed on the Framers Almanac web-cam listing. The Hen Cam is so cool you'll love checking this one out! If you have small children they will love seeing what the chickens are up to - and the goats on the goat web-cam.