Hello. I hope you can help me, I’m very distraught. We love our dogs very…

Hello. I hope you can help me, I’m very distraught. We love our dogs very much. We don’t have a lot of money, but we do get them whatever they need, and lots of things they don’t need. lol. One of our dogs, who is nearly 14, was trying to get me to give him food yesterday, and as he jumped up to put his front paws on my leg, to get my attention, he squealed, like he hurt himself. Now, he seems to have a bit of discomfort or pain in certain positions, and he doesn’t want to jump or crouch. He is not limping really, but certain ways he walks, he will act like his leg is too weak to hold. We only have one vet in this area, the nearest other one is 4 hours away. The vet we do have, is not kind or friendly, and charges wayyyy more than a vet would in a large area. I cannot afford to bring him to the vet right now, even though I desperately want to. It’s not like I have the money and I don’t want to spend it, I honestly don’t have it. I will sell my things if I have to, but of course we prefer not to. I am tearing up writing this. I will do anything I can. I am considering selling our car to get our dog to the vet. Please help tell me what to do to help him?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Marlene, I am so sorry to hear that you are so distraught, and I am sorry that your dog is hurting. This is a very hard question to answer without seeing your dog. A physical examination and perhaps even x-rays are indicated. It is also difficult when I hear that you are untrusting of your local veterinarian, and don’t have any other veterinarian to bring your pet to. There are so many things that can cause limping that I couldn’t offer any kind of advice as to what the limping could be. In an older dog my first inclination… Read more »