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I have an 11 year old lab/boxer. She does not like going

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I have an 11 year old lab/boxer. She does not like going for walks anymore. My Vet says her heart is fine and she does not have arithitis. She's 20 pounds over weight. She has allergies and is on pedisone. She eats fine. Should we be worried?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I do understand your concerns and worry that perhaps the medications are taking a toll on her. Has your veterinarian run basic bloodwork to rule out liver or thyroid issues? That would be my first inclination if her exam was unremarkable

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

If her bloodwork was unremarkable I would consider acupuncture and alternative medicine to help boost her energy in hopes of getting her more active again. In addition, a prescription food such as Hill's Metabolic and Mobility which is going to help her lose the weight as well as have joint supplements as well...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

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