2019 hasn't been a good year for my Shelties. Avery, my 12 year old, tore his ACL in January. He had surgery and spent months getting physical therapy. Last month Rex, my 14 year old, had a stroke and passed away. Now Avery is limping pretty badly on his right front foot. His rear leg (the one with the torn ACL) seems fine but I think the stress of recovery aggravated the arthritis in his front legs. My vet put him on the pain med Gallaprant which he takes every day. We even tried a round of Adequan injections - which is a corticosteroid used to control arthritis. None of this seemed to do much good. I'm going to take Avery to an orthopedic specialist next week. This specialty clinic offers several different therapies including: Acoustic Compression Therapy (using soundwaves for focused and pinpont deep tissue massage); Cold Laser Therapy (stimulates tissue repair and increases blood flow to provide pain management); Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (electic stimulation decreases accute pain and inflamation); and Underwater Treadmill Therapy. I want to have a consultation and see what they recommend. Have any of you tried any of these therapies for arthritis? (Acoustic Compression, Cold Laser Therapy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or Underwater Treadmill Therapy)? If so, did you get any results? How would you rate them? I feel so bad for Avery. He was always such and active, playful boy (even at 12). He loves to play with his 2 year old "sister" Maxine, but the arthritis really slows him down. I would do anything to make him feel better. If you have had success with any arthritis meds or therapy, please let me know.