My German Shepherd is nine years old and is leaking as well as unsteady on his back legs. What to do?


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Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Our German Shepherd rescue dog had this problem towards the end of his life.

There is no cure, but we were able to slow his decline with some medications.

Your vet is your friend for help and advice during this period of time.

It eventually became a quality of life issue---primarily for him, but realistically it will also affect yours.

He declined somewhat over a period of 18 months and then very rapidly over a period of two to three days and we had no choice but to have him euthanized.

We chose to have a vet come to the house and perform the procedure.  Essentially, he goes to sleep in your arms and doesn't wake up.

Then he waits for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

He NEEDS to see a vet .. German shepards are notorious for dysplasia.  And the fact that he is 'leaking' may be a sign of a severe health issue.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

You take him to the vet. There can be any number of things that can cause this and many are treatable. Get him into the vet and find out exactly what is going on.

Sharron Prestcott Profile

Take him to the vet ASAP.  You have no idea what's wrong with him until he gets professional help.  If he's leaking then there are doggy diapers especially for boy dogs at Petsmart but you need to find out the cause of this incontinence and his wobbly legs.  The poor guy deserves to have medical help when he needs it.

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