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We have a 6 yr old male GSD having issues with weakness in

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We have a 6 yr old male GSD having issues with weakness in all legs. Still able to walk and still running. Although on hard surfaces, slips. Also,has issues on stairs. Going up not coming down.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Looking back, we had the same issue with the stairs last summer, but it went away. At the time, I thought our other GSD had pushed him out of her way while going up the stairs and he had been injured or just became unsure of himself. The female is smaller, but can be very pushy.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

How old is your dog? How much does he weigh? Is he on any medications?