Animal Stories - Mastiff

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Despite its large imposing size, the Mastiff is a calm dog that can be kept indoors!
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lara - 2014-06-09
I have an 8 month old mastiff and I was wondering if it was worth starting joint guard now with her to try and avoid problems in the future?? any suggestions or is it only for when they do have joint problems? thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    I've seen joint problems in Saint Bernards, it's uncomfortable for them. But I'm not sure when it's best to start joint guard, I bet your veterinarian could give you some good advice on that.
jacob cummings - 2009-03-22
Our Mastiff is a gentle giant and I highly recommend it for a pet. He is 10 years old and is getting to be very old. If you get an english Mastiff I suggest You have a vet take a look at his eyes and hips for cataracts and hip dysplasia. If my Mastiff gets sores on his legs what do you recommend we do to take care of his legs.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-26
    WOW  hard to know.  Why sores - I think I  would just ask the vet.  Is something itching him so he is chewing on his legs?  Does he have a dry skin or any skin condition?  Could he possibly be allergic to something?  It is like if one of us humans gets a sore - what caused it and then you can treat it.  Possibly (and i hope) that yours never does get sores. 
  • jenny - 2013-06-15
    my mastiff is 7 and he also has a sore on his back leg that will not heal. I have been putting Vaseline and antibiotic ointment on it with no luck. he is also chewing on his paws and legs and is losing hair. I think he is allergic to the carpet freshener I used to help with the odor he leaves in living room.
  • Brenda - 2013-07-14
    We use Desitin (a baby cream with fish oil) for human and animal sores. It's about the best product I know about for sores. I think that if an animal can reach to lick it, you should try to cover it.
Trisha Bobo - 2011-07-15
We own two mastiffs,both are house dogs.Thay are one of the gentlest large breeds that we have found.Love to play with they grandchildren and will protact them at the same time.Bast baby setter I've found !

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  • Jeanine - 2012-03-31
    My friend had a mastiff they named 'Hooch' but had to give him away because they had to move to a rental. I have seen mastiffs around and
    I love them; they're very theraputic and gentle. I only wish my friend would get another one for the rental they're in because they take care of my autistic daughter who LOVES mastiffs and all even-tempered dogs.
Wanda Parsons - 2010-09-23
I have an English Mastiff named Rollo. He is in perfect health and temperament. When I purchased him the owners were to provide me with his family history but failed to do so and is no longer around. What would the steps be to get him to be the first family line. Is there special things to do with the English Mastiff Association? Thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-09
    If registered you may be able to track back with old owners name.
Heather Ellis - 2010-04-18
I have grown up with English Mastiffs my entire life and they are by far my favorite! I have a 19 month old that is lean and in good health minus the hip dysplasia that seems to be getting worse over the past two weeks. I cannot afford to have the surgery done since it seems to have started in front and back, does anyone recommend anything I can do as he is the best dog and way too cute!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-09
    High quality foods, keep it weight down, and there are many supplements that can be added to their food.
  • JASON - 2012-05-08
    I reccommend you use glucosamine chondroitin. These can be bought at any walmart and should run 30 bucks for a3 month supply. They help rebuild cartilidge in joints and relieve pain. I had a 196 pound rottweiler who would cry due to pain sitting down. With these pills he stopped. The vet has other pills, but this is cheap and effective. Good luck and talk to vet if dog is on other meds.
  • Wendy - 2012-11-07
    Please look into water therapy! It has had fantastic results with other breeds. Dogs who were unable to walk are running again! Strengthening the muscles around the joints without weight dependancy is the key!
  • Terra Jordan - 2013-03-24
    I also have a mastiff with hip displasta my brother is a vet he sugest also giving them a single aleve for pain and a lot of love. Good luck.
Lisa Mcknight - 2011-03-11
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