Q. My dog is old and has arthritis. Lately at night she is restless and wants to go lay in the snow . She is 13. Any help would be nice
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM
A. This to me sounds like pain. If she is not already I would recommend a regime to reduce her pain such as Gabapentin and Tramadol. This is my favorite combination due to the minimal side effects. I hear many owners tell me that they could not tell their dog was in pain until we got them out of pain, and then they had a new "spark" . Additionally, electroacupuncture is known to reduce inflammation and pain, and I have great success with it in geriatric animals. I would highly recommend it if you can find a practitioner in your area.