We have a four year old black lab. About 4 months ago he started favoring his back leg after intense play. We took him to our vet and was told that he had hip dysplasia and arthritis. He was put on a glucosamine supplement and rimadyl for pain. The issue has gotten increasingly worse over the last couple of months. He is typically okay in the AM but by the evening, he is only using 3 legs and can't get up the stairs or onto the bed. He had X-rays this morning and his hips look great- no signs of arthritis or dysplasia! The vet has NO idea what is wrong w him. Lyme was negative and blood work was normal. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
Are you feeding him the food your breeder recommended?
we are feeding him Rachel Ray Nutrish beef and brown rice. Do you think it is food related? He has been on it for about the last year. there was no option for breeder recommendations- he was a rescue. free off of craigslist. got him at 6 weeks old and in very bad shape. Until this point, he has been doing great. Very health and active!
You are better off sticking to the answers from the other board. There aren't any experts here.
just curious since you didnt say-how did your vet determine that he has hip dysplasia? arthritis?
and no, i highly doubt it is food related.
Vet did X-rays of hips, both knees, spine and ran a Lyme test (negative)
Yuk! I can only imagine what kind of party you associate yourself with!