My mom said is because she has been couped up in the house for the past week (hurricane ike). Our fence is down which is why she cannot go into the back yard and walk around, its not her, its all the other loose dogs w/ no tags and collars were worried about.
We cannot take her to the vet because it got destroyed by the hurricane.
So for now we have been taking her for long walks 3x's per day to get her some fresh air and to let her go. When I walk her I notice she slips a lot on her back legs. We will just be walking and all of sudden her legs will give out. Could her not being able to walk around in the yard for the past week like shes used to be the reason why her hip keeps giving out? Is it really because shes couped up in the house or what?
What should I do to make her comfortable for now?
She is a 13 yr German Shepard. All the vets and I do mean ALL the vets within an hour from my house have been destroyed or they are not because they have no power. Obviously we are taking her to the vet as soon as one s but I am talking about for now. What can I do for her now?
thanks everyone. Turns out (contacted someone) she probably has arthritis and most likely hip dysplasia
I gave her a crushed up bayer asprin and now she's going to sleep. Thanks everyone.