Chou Difficulty Walking

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Chou Difficulty Walking

Postby fraggy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:40 am

Our Chou MAX is 13 years old and having difficulty walking. He seems too weak to get up or walk. The vet says his heart, and liver all appear fine. His issue is with all four legs. He does not yelp with pain and eats daily. Our vet gave him medication for arthritis. Are there other health issues that would give a Chou these symptoms?

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Re: Chou Difficulty Walking

Postby Laura » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:39 am

Arthritis is common and can be eased with a variety of pain meds and supplements. At his age comfort is the priority I would think. Hip dysplasia is also common. Has he ever been x-rayed? Ligament issues, spinal issues. Many things could be causing this. A good orthopedic vet would be my next visit. It could just be old age and arthritis but I would want to be sure and rule out other potential problems.
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