Hi; I have a 11month old black lab cross with black shepard. About a month and half ago he had a sore back and we took him to the vets and they gave him oxycon 40 and that fixed him up. When he first went to the vets with a sore back he was actually off all food which we thought was strange but he got better with treatment, we think he got hurt that time cause he likes to catch a frisbee and when he lands on the ground most times he ends up on his back doing a back flip in the air of course. Try and stop him. He loves jumping for the frisbee but he hasn't had it back since then.
Lately he has developed a limp and yesterday I took him back to the vet. They say he may have hip problems but won't confirm.They want to do xrays and other tests. We think he just hurt himself tripping on our deck which is half through getting built. If anyone has any similar experiences with large dogs becoming lame at a young age please let me know. Love to hear any suggestions.