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Old May 2nd, 2011, 11:50 AM
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I have to agree with dbg10 that it sounds like your boy may have arthritis. My 13 year old Akita X has arthritis and has many of the same symptoms. She doesn't shake so hard to dry her fur (when she does she stumbles), she arches her back alot when she gets up while stretching out the aches, and recently she actually loss the use of her hind legs briefly. The vet has her on Metacam for the pain and we have been giving her cartophen shots for the joints. It's still too early to say if it will help longterm, but honestly, I think this may be your boy's issue also. Speak to your vet about it, sadly, at this age all we can often do is help to make them more comfortable. Good luck with your boy.
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