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front legs slipping out, dog can't get up

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by chinafied, Aug 12, 2009.


  1. chinafied

    chinafied PetForums Newbie

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    HI, first time posting here, hoping to get some tips from other dog owners. I have a 17 year old pure bread Yorki who has been having a progressively harder time getting back onto his feet. The issue started about 4 months ago where his front legs slip out front/ sideways and he plants his face into the ground,usually unable to get up. at just over 3 lbs, it's tough to conceive rigging something to help him stand or a market product to lift his front up. I have him on a bed of towels which help him get traction on the floor along with under-padding for extra footing.. still not helping though. Even on the grass he's pretty unstable.

    anybody found a way to help little dogs out? he's been on Glucosamine for over a year now which has helped stiffness and general walking.

    Thanks!

    Sacha
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Whats his weight like? If hes a little on the porky side, this will make things a bit harder.

    Do you think its pain or just overall weakness? Might be worth having a full vet check to rule out any underlying health issues.
     
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    chinafied PetForums Newbie

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    wow, thanks for the links, I really didn't know they made braces for dogs as elaborate as those. Aside from a slightly high price tag, it seems that may be a solid answer. perhaps something home made to see if he uses it first.

    As to the question about the weight, he's definitely a bit under weight for his size and breed. not much of a stomach line to speak of and ribs are rather apparent when held.

    Has anybody tried any type of home remedy for a brace by chance? I almost think that some type of elastic to help stabilize his legs from slipping out would be less invasive than a full brace, since he doesn't even like waring a jacket, much less something solid.

    Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
     
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