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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Vet
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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I have a Labrador retriever she is over 15 , her back legs

Customer Question

I have a Labrador retriever she is over
15 , her back legs keep collapsing under
Her. She gets up really slowly and seems
To not be able to control her back end
As we are finding her going to the toilet
In the house when she would never have
Done before
Anything I can do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today. Is she on any medications now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No she is not on any medication
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Ok, the signs you describe could indicate something as common as arthritis. It can be difficult to differentiate weakness or neurologic problems from pain. I recommend starting by having her evaluated by your local vet. I would start with a physical exam. If we confirm a source of pain, we can start a trial of pain medication such as carprofen.
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Does she have a history of liver or kidney problems?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No, she has never had any medical problems ever