Is our Pyrenees' hips or knees hurting?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SweetJoy7, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. SweetJoy7

    SweetJoy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2013
    Hello! We have an 11 year old Pyrenees. Her legs are sinking down and she moves her hips when you touch then.Do you think her knees, hips, or both are hurting her? Is there anything we can give her nutrient wise to make her stronger? her legs have one out a few times where she keeps kicking. It is hard for her to cross gravel. Thank you so so so so so much!!!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    That's something that should be diagnosed with x-rays & palpitation The large breeds are very likely to have hip dysplasia, dogs can also have slipped stifles . Eleven years sounds old for the breed - you must be giving her excellent care - arthritis may also figure into the equation
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    If she is 11, it is very likely she had arthritis in her joints. That can only be diagnosed by a vet though. It's worth getting checked out because arthritis can definitely be managed with pain and supplements before its gets so bad they can't walk anymore.

    A senior visit to her vet would be a great idea with her condition and age.

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