Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW of Chicago
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 74 Post(s)
Thanked 18,511 Times in 7,179 Posts
weakness in the back legs
First, thanks Joe for the new section! I'm real excited to be able to share issues and concerns with the other golden oldies owners!
My 11 year old boy is showing signs of weakness in his back legs, such as trouble getting up when he's on a slippery floor.
He's always had lots of exercise and been kept lean, although he does weigh 80 pounds because he's about 2 inches taller than standard calls for.
He takes 1 rimadyl a day (recent) because some of what we thought was weakness turned out to be pain, and it's made a huge difference in his getting around. We monitor his liver values with the rimadyl because he has some other liver issues, too, and so far it's not had any effect on the liver enzymes.
Anyone have any suggestions for ways to help him keep his muscle function for as long as possible? All suggestions appreciated!!
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD NN UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"