My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not hip dysplasia but is it more than arthritis?
August 31, 2007 6:43 AM Subscribe
My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not dysplasia, but is it more than arthritis?
posted by doppleradar to pets & animals (11 answers total)
My elderly german shepard had a sudden change in health and started having incontinence and difficulty walking. It seems that his back legs actually cross each other when he walks and sometimes it looks like his back end is jack-knifing. He seems entirely unaware of his bowel movements (poops where he's laying), but gets up and urinates just fine.
The vet said it was not hip dysplasia, and has put him through different rounds of incontinence and arthritis medication. He is currently on a thyroid medication and a steroidal arthritis med. When first transitioned to these from the the incontinence med it was a radical change for the better, but only for a couple of weeks.
Any insight would be appreciated.