7 year old Great Pyrenees is having trouble walking.

by Sasha Hunt
(San Angelo, TX)

I have heard that that the older these dogs get, the worse their joints get. Is that true? We keep our dog in the back yard with another dog. They play together but are pretty lazy. We haven't taken him for a walk in a while and the last time we did, I noticed that he could hardly walk and even fell down a couple of times. His back hips seem to be giving out. What can I do to help? I''ve had a crazy schedule at work and haven't had a chance to take him to the vet.

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Jul 21, 2014
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nature and nurchure
by: ed alparone

I don't think the breed is more prone to hip problems then any other big breed. But a lot has to do with breeding and environment. If you dog is outside facing the elements all year it is going to age quicker then a indoor dog.

My boy is 7 and is very healthy and shows no hip issues but his lifestyle is quite different. He is a working service dog. He is active but pampered. My female is 11 however she is not a worker she is walked and goes to the dog park. She also is in quite good shape. Both are rescues so I don't know there whole background.

I do give both bio-flex and fish oil to keep their joints lubed. You may want to take him to the vet to see what's bothering him. Good luck!

Jul 24, 2014
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Pyr walking problems
by: Anonymous

I have also given my pyr glucosemine. This really helps with arthritis and any hip/joint pain. Start with 5 capsules per day. Break open capsule and put powder in something like an egg and mix into it.After 2 weeks you must reduce to 4 capsules per day. after 1 month reduce to 3 capsules and keep to that amount. You should see a remarkable difference within 2-3 weeks of initial dose. I simply purchase the adult brand of glucosemine at Walmart. Its inexpensive and very effective. Good luck my friend!!

Jul 26, 2014
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Thank you for your comment!
by: Anonymous

We are giving him glucosamine right now. Hopefully we'll see some results soon. I hate to see him unable to walk normally.

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