My 2 1/2 year old Border Collie mixed breed,
Max, has developed stiffness in his rear
legs. He is trains in Agility and
Competition Obedience and is usally quite an
active guy. We have an Australian Cattle
Dog mixed breed (1 1/2 yrs old) who Max
usually plays with, vigorously.
Two days I noticed that Max was having trouble walking when I took him out for a
walk. Yesterday, he had tremendous
difficulty getting up after laying down for awhile. This morning he did not want to walk
down the stairs to the kitchen (eventually he
I have felt both of Max's rear legs (from the hip joints down to the toes) and find no noticable problem area. Max did not flinch
nor did he refuse to let me touch his legs or
We have an appointment with the Vet on Thursday (today is Tuesday). I am quite
worried. Has anyone out there had a similar experience? If so, I would appreciate all, and any, advice.
Thanks so very much.