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I found my dog slightly hunched, tail rolled under and head down. She seemed as though she couldn't move until I kept encouraging her to come. As she began to walk, she appeared a bit unsteady with her legs moving oddly. It only took her a moment to walk it out then she was fine. I did take her for a short walk and while walking there were no apparent signs of any distress, but once home, seemed restless and panting. This is the second time in a few months that she experienced this. She is an 8 year old Border Collie. When mentioning this to my vet after the first time, he only said "Well, she is getting older." I did just order the Promaxol. Do you think I should have her examined by another vet? Could there possibly be something serious going on? Thank you for your time!

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May 24, 2016 at 8:28 PM

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Dear Kimberly,

I think blood work, a urinalysis, and a stool sample should be done if it has not been done recently. It is good to have a baseline because at 8 years of age things begin to change and there are things that you can do to support the systems under stress. What do you feed and give as supplements?

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 25, 2016 at 1:34 PM
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