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I have an 11 year old lab this morning he was walking a bit

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I have an 11 year old lab this morning he was walking a bit strange when I touched his left hip he yelped he does have a bit of a problem now and then when he goes up steps is it arthritis and what can I give him
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?
2- Can you describe how he is walking?
3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
5- Is he on any medications?
6- How much does he weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1 this morning 2 normal but slow 3 no 4 colitis 5 no 6 30

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
1- Can you expand on his colitis?
2- Prior to this happening did he have problems with his extremities like getting from the floor or going up stairs?