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Dr Marta Lepes
Dr Marta Lepes, Veterinarian
Category: Veterinary
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Experience:  Owner, practitioner, Owner at Hilo Veterinary Clinic, Inc, Vetmed Hawaii
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Our golden retriever has been having problems walking. It is

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Our golden retriever has been having problems walking. It is difficult for him to get a firm footing when he moves from a laying down position to a standing position. He in ioverweught. He will go out twice a day as he doesn't want to be disobedient yet he does have a little trouble climbing stairs. My daughter checked out his right leg and said it looks like he has a mass behind his right leg where his shoulder is. How can we help him regain his range of motion.? He is eating, drinking , all normally
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I will help you.

First I want you to try some Tylenol. I'll give you the dose in a minute.

If that doesn't help you will have to take him to a vet to check that mass and possibly do some xrays to check for hip dysplasia, arthritis and all the other problems that a dog can have.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I can only pay 10.00 for my question. I am a senior on a fixed income
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

And you will have to get her on a diet. Slowly reduce her food intake \. That includes treats and table food. Dogs are no different from humans, being overweight will affect the joints and make problems worse.

I understand your financial problem.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

Tylenol: give one 500mg tab or 1½ 325 mg tab.

Give every 8 hours for 5 days, then once daily.

Stop the aspirin.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

I hope that this will help her.

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I'll leave a message with the front about your financial limits.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

I have notified them. Best of luck and take care.