- Why can't my dog stand up or walk?
Your dog will need to get up very soon to be able to urinate and it will be bad for both you and the dog if they cannot do this without standing up.
- Dogs with standing problems
This is one of the reasons why pedigrees are not always the best choice for pets. Pedigrees are often the most attractive types of dogs, but they will often have genetic disorders common to their breed. Older dogs, like older people, will also have common problems with their legs and backs, simply because they are getting old.
- How to help your dog
You can also give them cod liver oil tablets, which will ease their joints. Make sure your dog is always somewhere warm and comfortable, as a cold hard spot can make your dog's joints worse and will make them even more uncomfortable.
Sometimes an older dog will struggle to get up in the morning, but will be fine once they are up. If this is the case, try to make sure they do not run around too much during the day, as this will make them even more sore the next morning and will make it hard for them to stand up again the next day.