Sorry to hear about your boy. I know that arthritis seems like its unavoidable in these big dogs. My girl had arthritis in one knee but both her hind legs were weak and she weighed a lot. My advice is to keep his weight down if possible because he won't be able to do much exercising. When you do walk him, let him tell you when he's had enough. Don't push him. Also, if you have slippery floors in any room where he likes to be, lay down rugs that have some grip to them so he has an easier time getting up.Hello,my beloved rottweiler is 9yrs 8 months,he has athritis in back legs,the vet says it's only a matter of time when his legs give out,I am gutted,I cry all day,I Have bought another rottie pup to ease the trauma of losing max,but I don't know if it will really help,any suggestions would be appreciated
When my boy Ringo had cancer he had a difficult time getting up and I bought a lifting harness to help us help him to get up from laying down. I was just looking for the name of it and ran across several options to help stabilize hind legs in dogs with weak back legs. I don't know how helpful they are, but it's worth checking out.
The vet gave us Novox for pain but I rarely gave it to my girl because daily use will cause kidney failure. I gave it only when she was limping and in visible pain. Daily I gave her CBD supplements and turmeric for anti-inflammatory and fed her a mostly raw diet to keep her weight down and to try to reduce the risk of cancer.
I also used a massage stick (bought for myself but she would demand I use it on her every time I brought it out) on her as well as a heating pad on medium setting when I saw she was in pain. They really love to be massaged and it helps to bring blood flow to the area. Just lov on him all you can. He will appreciate it.
Hope that helps. Best wishes to you.