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I have a 3 and a half year old Bernese Mountain dog. She always

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I have a 3 and a half year old Bernese Mountain dog. She always greets me in the morning by kisses and very happy wagging tail. Lots of excitement to see I am awake. This morning she just laid on the kitchen floor. I can't usually get down the stairs without her climbing up them to greet me. She had difficulty putting weight on her back right leg. She did eat her breakfast but was crying. She never cries. Wouldn't go outside for quite a long time...always goes out immediately after eating. Let's herself out always. When she finally went out wouldn't come back in. Didn't want to climb the back stairs. Seems like a totally different dog. Doesn't seem to focus well. Doesn't come when called... Looks like a different dog. So worried...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Deb. I'll do my best to help you today.
I'm sorry for this concern for your Berner.
I do have a few additional questions to ask about her first, if you don't mind:
1. Can you take her temperature?
2. I know it may be hard to tell but can you localize any pain on her back leg?
3. Can you tell me the color of her gums?
4. No vomiting or diarrhea, correct?
There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb