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I havea 16 yr old female she can't stand up, i live upstairs

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i havea 16 yr old female she can't stand up
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: i live upstairs and she weighs more than me
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: the legs
JA: OK. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: nothing visual
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Shadow 16 years old she is a blacklab and pit bull mix
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Shadow?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Tamra Hunt replied 10 months ago.

My name is***** I'm so sorry your dog is having problems standing up. Many different things could be causing this. Has she had problems with arthritis before and had difficulty getting up and down? Or is this a new thing? Does she seem alert, but just having difficulty getting her legs underneath her? The answers to these questions will help me give you the best answer possible.