Bites at hips when attempting to pooh!
My soon to be 11 yr. old gsd has just started, in the last couple of days to bite at her hips when she starts do take a pooh. She then just says (apparently) to heck with it and walks away from her spot taking a pooh all the while as she walks. Her feces's looks as it always does, nothing abnormal.
History: at the age of 7 she quit running with me but continued to take good walks. The vet took xrays of her hips and said she has seen worse but her xrays were not very good. She is on supplements and Rimadyl 75 mg. once a day, also takes Tramadol 50 mg. once a day. She still eats most of the time and pretty much sleeps on the front porch most of her time away. She does still go for 3/4 mile walks with us to the river and seems to enjoy them but not real often, perhaps twice a week.
She is at the upper end of weight scale 80 lbs. So this I dont think is an issue.
Not sure where I am going with this, guess I feel like for sure there is pain when she is in the pooh pose, and would like to make her pain free. Has anyone else been through this biting of hips??