Q. My dog has a hard time walking she hasn't fallen in a hole she just woke up yesterday not being able to walk what can it be
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Loss of balance in a senior pet may be caused by a number of things ranging from arthritis/weakening of the joints to more serious neurologic, muscular or nerve-related diseases. It is best to schedule a veterinary appointment as soon as possible, especially if the symptoms came on suddenly or if your pet is unable to get up and walk. Until you can get to the vet, you may need to carry her or use a towel as a sling under the body to get her in and out of the house for bathroom breaks.