Re: LamenessPosted by: Linda Cranford
Posted on: April 09, 2002 at 07:00:22
In Reply to: Lameness
: Levi, my 7yr male, has in a short period of time (2 mon.) become lame in both legs. In the begining he was slowing down, took a while to get up...and started skipping a meal here and there. My husband and I thought he was getting arthritis and got him "doggie" asprin. This dog is no stranger to the vet and has had a history of abuse (breeder), so I thought arthritis was inevitable...wtihin the last 6 months has had X-rays (for other reason) so I really wasn't worried. However, in just the last few days he has been falling down (hind legs giving out) and I have had to pick him up. He of course has a vet appt. but not soon enough for my peace of mind! Is this common for arthritis & at this age?
Please take your guy to the Vet and get him diagnosed, he may have some arthritic problems, but it shouldn't be causeing not eating and his legs giving out.