My dog recently aquired a limp. her hind legs have been shaking a lot for a while but we've been giving her glucosamine/chondrotin with cheeze for awhile. like in the title, she is a 12 y/o Miniature Schnauzer, she's also a very nervous dog. we think it might be a problem in her thigh area, we checked her for slivers as best we could. she is a little overweight at 18 lbs. She may have degenerating joints and loss of muscle in her hind quarters. she is cowering but does not seem to be in pain no yelping, crying out etc. is there anything we can do for her such as epsom salt bath or something? she doesn't like compresses hot or cold, she wont stand for that. i dont know what to do.
Hi Halley...This sounds like aging Arthritis.....Although you feel she exhibits no pain, dogs cover pain well......They are designed to hide pain as in the wild, a predator attacks those that are ill or lame!
Arthritis is VERY painful........As pain increases, dog's will quit eating....You don't want to get to this point.....The joint supplements will help, but rarely are they enough on their own.....
Please, visit her Vet for Prescription Anti-inflammatory Medication......These medications work beautifully & she will feel sooooo much better........Take care, Karla
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.