Senior dogs and hip/back arthritis
Well, we got our first cold front of the season this week and it has really taken a toll on our Sadie's arthritis. She's a 12 year old Ridgeback mix, 60lbs....as of last night she started have trouble getting up. So much so that when she went out to potty last night, she laid down in the yard and could not get up. I thought I was never going to get her back inside. SO upsetting. Her appetite is still good, and she seems to be pottying ok, all be it with more effort in her back legs ( lots of shaking and unsteadiness). We are going to the vet later today, but I would love input on what to expect at this point. I realize there are alot of factors to consider. She's been on fish oil, joint supps and sam-e for quite a while now and started pain meds about 2 months ago.
I just am not ready for this...I lost my last 2 dogs to cancer,old age is not something I have dealt with yet with dogs. I so love still having her, but hate that her body is starting to not work right.