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Good morning, Rich. Thanks for your question.I recommend to customers to keep doing what you're doing and not to add anything until you can see your vet. Some of the things that we do in an effort to improve our pet's situation can keep a vet from being able to appropriately diagnose and treat an original underlying medical issue.The drinking of water is a high concern for diabetes, Cushing's disease and/or kidney issues. Sometimes we see this with urinary issues, as well. More info here: http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/my-dog-drinking-a-lot-water-polydipsiaThe difficulty getting up may be secondary to a concern from the above paragraph, or may be age-related arthritis. Your vet will certainly want to get some baseline lab work before working up the pain, simply to be sure that they won't be causing more issues. For example, we want to avoid usage of steroids in a pet who has diabetes and most pain medications/NSAIDs are also contraindicated in organ compromise cases. Your vet may talk to you about doing x-rays to see what condition her joints are in. In larger dogs, arthritic changes onset earlier than in smaller dogs so it's common to expect this in a dog her size and age.If my answer has helped you, please take the time to leave positive feedback for me. This is how experts are compensated for their time. If questions remain, reply and I will help you further.