Erns is doing well considering the state of his hips, but as we expected is getting progressively worse.
He has been having Pentosan injections every month for a couple of years, Pred for his Crohns and joints, and been on Synoquin for about 6 weeks. It is a more pure form of Glucosamine and suppose to be very good. I don't know if it is helping. On bad days he has Tramadol.
As to the Pred. I hate it, but it was a choice I made 2 years ago to give him a better life, keeps his Crohns stable, also knowing it could eventaully kill him.
I am sorry you had to make a choice to give your dog a med that could shorten his life, that sucks. You sound like a great owner and it is obvious you care very much, just keep loving your dog as you already do.
Before I hijack my own post. lol I put that in the post to give all the infor and the reason he is on pred.
Pred is a great thing short term. Long term it is horrible, and we try to keep the does as low as we can, but still help. Yes I do care very much so hung out as long as we could before we went down this track.