Why is my dog slowing down?

11th September 2013

“My older dog (an 11 year old, neutered male, spaniel) seems to be a bit slower getting up and a bit less keen moving around and jumping than he used to.  I’ve watched him really carefully when he does exercise and he is definitely not lame and doesn’t limp at all, so I doubt he has any true mobility issues.  What do you think could be causing him to slow down like this?  It seems to have happened very gradually over the last couple of years.”

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