Customer: Hi, name's ***** *****. I've got a 13-year old springer spaniel who has become very nervous and skittish recently. I'm wondering why - her back legs
have become pretty weak and she has a hard time getting up stairs and into her chair. Could her feeling less control be the cause of her skittishness?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Alright, Sam is a 13-year old full bread springer spaniel. She's always been friendly, if a bit anxious around new people and when left alone. She tore her ACL when she was about 5 and although she has always been active, she's slowed down a bit in the last year or so. Her rear legs are a bit weak, and she sometimes has a difficult time with stairs, and when getting up after lying down for awhile. As stated, she's always been friendly but not extremely affectionate - she wants affection on HER terms lol. But within the last few months or so, she shies away if you try to pet her unless you have food. She will not let you do anything like brush her teeth, her hair, clean her ears
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $19) to post your type of question to Dog Veterinary Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit?
Customer: I'm sorry, I don't really have the time to wait at the moment - could you email me a response? Does my question have to be posted? I don't mind paying, I just don't want my question posted
JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.