My dog can barely walk Please help

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  1. MydogMax

    MydogMax New Member

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    My dog Max woke up this morning and is having a hard time walking he was fine last night, his stool is fine, he still wants food. Hes half german sheppard half beagle. Hes 9 years old and is very happy and active. When we try to touch his bum around his tail and hips he squeaks and crys. He will walk two steps then he sits. He also cant seem to lay down comfortably he prefers to sit. We are very worried and will be taking him to a doctor tomorrow morning what should we do for the time being to ease this pain, and what could it possibly be?? Please help me!
     
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    Oh that is very worrisome. I hope it's not something serious like hip dysplasia. Could he have strained something while playing or running? And had a delayed reaction? I do hope he'll be okay. Let us know after you see the vet, what he thinks. In the meantime, all I can think of is to keep him quiet, lying down as much as possible. Don't give him any human anti-inflamatories. Some can really do a number on a dog's liver or kidneys. Just hang in there till tomorrow. Good luck.
     
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    Maybe a back injury. Is there any way you could get him in sooner?
     
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    I am unable to get him in earlier Yoko its late and Sunday, I am very worried I hope its nothing too serious, I know german sheppards tend to have back leg issues but hes mixed I thought maybe it wont affect him. This happend once before but he only did this for half a day and stopped we thought it was constipation.
     
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    Doberluv he hasnt been doing anything unusual lately the only thing is we have stairs in the house that are quite narrown maybe while he was walking down the stairs he walked down too fast.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Hope you find out the reason today. Hope whatever it is will be minor and quickly fixable.
     
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    Will be thinking of you today ....let us now ASAP .
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Hope the vet gives you encouraging news.
     
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    4dogs3cats Aroooooo!

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    I agree! My sister in laws dog had kind of the same issue and he just needed his anal glands expressed....
     
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    It sounds like something is wrong with his hips. Hopefully not hip dysplasia. Poor guy! best of luck at the vet, hope it's nothing too serious. good luck and keep us posted!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    CHecking back and worries with you.
     
  12. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    I am wondering how things went? I hope you got good news.
     
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    Hope everything was an easy fix! Thinking of you guys.
     
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    Any news yet? Hope it's not serious. Let us know when you can.
     
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    hi MydogMax
    it's bad to hear from u about ur dog. tell me if the legs have started deforming? it happens with lack of vitamins in diet.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    Umm the dog is 9 and not growing. I doubt what ever the cause was deformation of the limbs due to extreme lack of vitamin intake.
     

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