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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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13 1/2 yr old lab. always excellent health! last 6 months

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13 1/2 yr old lab. always excellent health! last 6 months pooping in house on occasion weak back legs has hard time assuming "the position" while going potty. Has diffictult time with stairs, stumbles while walking. Today wont eat. N
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: She also "coughs" a lot when excited.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Mabel
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mabel?
Customer: No other health issues. She's such a sweetie!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

1) Has Mabel had any x-rays performed on her spine, hips and rear legs recently?
2) Is she on any medication?
3) Is she on any joint supplements? If so, what?