My Cocker Spaniel Is Tripping Over His Paws!
(Kenosha Wisconsin )
My cocker spaniel, Buddy, is 9 years old and will be 10 in November. When he walks he seems to trip like he forgets to pick up his paws and he seems to not want to go on walks like he used to.
I took him to the vets and he said he's healthy so is it age?
Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)
Hi Christina, Buddy is getting on a bit, but if your vet says he's healthy I don't think you've anything to worry about. We all slow down a little as we get older and so it's only natural that Buddy may not always want to go for a walk like he used to, he's no longer a young man.
As for 'forgetting' to pick up his paws, do you mean he stumbles? Perhaps he's just tired? If your vet isn't worried, I don't think there's anything you should be concerned about. Keep an eye on him and if his 'tripping' gets worse, give the vet a call and ask him to take a look at Buddy again.
I'm sure Buddy is okay Christina, and I know it's easier said, than done, but please, don't worry.