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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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10 yr old yorkie, paws turned inward, walks funny

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10 yr old yorkie, paws turned inward, walks funny
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Rosie's pronation (inward turning/rolling) of her paws helps her lower legs deal with shock; in other words, lessens the weight bearing on her joints above her paws. At 10 years of age, those joints are likely to have become osteoarthritic and painful and so if you're seeing other signs of discomfort such as lameness or her licking or chewing at her legs, please consider instituting a prescription nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) such as carprofen or meloxicam and neutraceuticals such as fish oil and glucosamine/chondroiton sulfate. I dose the fish oil at 20 mg/lb daily of the EPA in your fish oil product. You can follow the label's directions for glucosamine/chondroiton sulfate products for dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Rosie. How is everything going?
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