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Q. We have a big dog who is 15 he can't walk at all, my hubby does everything to make him comfy been like this 6mths but stil eats/drinks,but won't letgo

A. I am sorry to hear your dog is so restricted. It is important to establish whether it is pain or injury which is restricting his movement as this greatly affects his quality of life, a chat with your vet tech and possibly a physiotherapist may help to establish this and ensure he is as comfortable as possible. It is useful also to discuss amongst the family how much intervention and support is acceptable, the link below can be helpful to assess expectations and warning signs that his quality of life is being negatively impacted by his reduced mobility http://vet.osu.edu/assets/pdf/hospital/companionAnimals/HonoringtheBond/HowDoIKnowWhen.pdf

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

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