My best mate, Paddington B, went to the vet today. He's had trouble chewing and was found to have a broken back tooth. He goes in for extraction next week. Also, he has had some weakness in his back legs, making it difficult to get up from lying and sitting positions. My vet used those awful words...hip dysplasia....so he'll have xrays as well. I've had him on a diet the last few weeks as he is a tad overweight, and also on glucosamine as he is a large breed. I hope that all will go well for him. He is very special to me.