Q. I have jack Russell 7 years old recently every 4 months my dog legs stretch and he lay flat on floor and he struggles to stand up I pick him up stop
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. Poor guy may have knee problems or arthritic hips. I would recommend having him examined by a veterinarian for localization of what are of the legs are possibly affected. Even an x-ray of the legs can help detect and diagnose arthritis.
To help with arthritis I recommend using Dasuquin chewable tablets daily (available online through Amazon) to start, to see if any improvement with these. If no improvement then stronger meds can be used, available through your vet such as Metacam (an NSAID, non-steriodal anti-inflammatory) +/- Adequan injections.