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Our dog (15 years old) already has health issues. He was attacked

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Our dog (15 years old) already has health issues. He was attacked by another dog and bitten a few times. The injuries don't appear bad but he won't stand. The first day he would wine if we tried to pick him up but now he doesn't wine when we try but he still won't stand or try to get up. I try to stand him and he just collapses. Any help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

How long ago was the attack?
Where on his body was he bitten?

Can he voluntarily move his legs, since if he won't stand?

You noted that he has health issues, is he on any treatment for these?
Any arthritis treatments, since he is an older lad?