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my dog is having trouble walking and now developing sores
An_220999 posted:
We took her to the vet and she had an exam and we ran extra tests. all the vet could tell me was that she is in excellent health according to her tests she had a fever and was prescribed antibiotics. And she may have arthritis. I called the vet a few times as her condition worsened and they never returned my call. She is eating fine. but she needs help getting up once she is up she is shaky when walking and we sometimes have to support her so she wont fall. We have to carry her up the stairs. She has now developed a nasty looking sore on her hip and I have been cleaning it with saline solution several times a day and covering with guaze also giving her cephalex as directed but now today I see another sore this seems to be spreading. Not sure what to do or if these symptoms indicate something. She is a 13 year old German Shepherd.
Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
No doubt on this one - see your vet ASAP! If you're not receiving the care you need, ask your neighbors for their advice on choosing a veterinarian. My advice is contact your vet, tell them the situation and get her seen today. Good luck. Dr. Ernie


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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