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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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my dog is having a hard time getting up its his back legs.

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my dog is having a hard time getting up its his back legs. he walks ok though. Why is he having a hard time getting up?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.

what age, breed and weight is your boy?

has he had arthritis, spinal issues?

what led up to this? was it all of a sudden or gradual?

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Terri Riba's Post: well hes a perfectly healthy 3 year old dog he never had any problems leading up to this hes always been healthy always upto date with his shots and now today he seems a bit better he just had a little trouble getting up a little earlier. he also seems more peppy today than he did yesterday. He never has been diagnosed with arthritis or spinal issues.
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.
PLease let me know how your boy is doing and if you still need help with this.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Terri Riba's Post: He seems to be doing well now its like if hes never had that problem. I still want to know what the problem was I am going to take him to the vet still.