My dog has trouble staying on her back legs. What could cause this?
My eight year old German Shepard female got diarrhea about 1 month ago and had accidents for about a week. I finally was able to control it, but for about two more weeks she had on and off diarrhea. However, for about a week now, she has been good since I completely switched her food. Diarrhea, however, which was a problems, is no longer a problem. Ever since it started however, she started walking funny once in awhile. Her back legs seem to not have any balance. I took her to Big Bear over the Labor Day weekend and she seemed to have problems pulling herself up off the floor on hard surfaces. She was wobbling when she walked on hardwood floors. She's also in need to lose some weight and she has been on a food plan and she does need to go for walks, however, she refuses She just sits and wont move. I do not know if she*s hurting or she*s just too lazy. Today, I was really scared because she seriously could not control her back legs when she went to the backyard (on the concrete patio). Then, she sat down for Two 3 minutes and was able to walk normally again. I have appointment with the vet tomorrow morning, however, I would like to see if anyone had experienced anything like that. Thank you very much.
App was good. Couldn't tell what is causing this weird on and off wobbling. Got some Rimadyl for a week to see how she reacts to it. Also did fecal float and heart worm tests...will be getting results tomorrow. She has been on meds for 2 days now....also upgraded her to senior GNC Ultra Mega-Hip & Joint Health which vet says is good for her...also have put her on 1400 cals per day and been trying to get creative and get her moving...she moves but needs two min of break in between once her legs start to give out...I still wonder if it is hurting her...which meds should take care off...she does seem to be more aware and somehow happier:) vet also said that if there is no improvement in a week...we might need to get blood work done and some x-rays taken.