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My Dalmatian ran today in the snow and his hips gave out. He

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My Dalmatian ran today in the snow and his hips gave out. He is not walking and is whining. He had 50mg of tramadol at 8 hours ago and 75 mg of rimadyl 5 hours ago
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes. It's his left hip
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the Dalmatian's name and age?
Customer: Bandit and 9 years. Diagnosed with advanced arthritis in his hips Also overweight due to lack of exercise
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bandit?
Customer: I think that's it
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How is he just now?

Can he move his back legs voluntarily at all?

Can he feel his back feet if you pinch his toes?

What is his weight?