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I have a 12 yr old rat terrier. She seems to have lameness…

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I have a 12 yr old rat terrier. She seems to have lameness or charlie horse in her front legs. She can hardly get up in the morning and randomly throughout the day.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Foxy

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She will stretch her leg out as straight as she can and lift it sideways.

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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. I'm sorry to hear you're having this issue with your dog. Given her age, I worry about arthritis. I would recommend taking her to the vet for an exam and an xray. In the meantime, you can try Baby Aspirin (81 mg) 1/2 tablet every 12 hours. You can start glucosamine supplements, I capsule once a day. You can also give Omega 3 fatty acids 1 capsule once a day. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Thank you. I will try these.
You're welcome. I hope that helps your dog.
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