Q. Recently started limping on left back leg. No pain.

Dec 13, 2022

Appetite is the same. Slow going up and down stairs. Stiffness in left back leg when compared to right.

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Thank you for using our service. It sounds like your dog may be experiencing some joint stiffness and pain in her left back leg. If the limping and stiffness persist or worsen, it may be a good idea to take her to the vet for an examination. In the meantime, there are a few things you can try to help your dog feel more comfortable.

First, make sure you are feeding her a high-quality diet that is appropriate for her age and activity level. This will help support her overall health and may help alleviate some of the stiffness in her joints. You can also try giving her a joint supplement, such as glucosamine and chondroitin, which can help reduce inflammation and improve joint health.

In addition, it may be helpful to provide your dog with a comfortable place to rest, such as a padded bed or crate. This will give her a supportive surface to lie on and may help ease some of the discomfort in her joints. You can also try giving her a warm compress or massage to help relax her muscles and improve circulation.

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