Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Hi Mary Lou,
Some dogs are very stoic when it comes to pain ... has your vet x-rayed him ... if so what were the results?
Have you tried giving him any medications for pain? Something for arthritis like adequan injections?
It could also be a problem with his discs, back, etc.
There's also polymyositis, a muscle wasting disease which slowly takes away their ability to walk.
I don't know much about health issues of Rotties or Chows, but is it possible Murphy could have DM which is a slow, progressive debilitating disease that appears to be pain free.
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