I have two adorable Yorkies. One is 8 now, the other is 1. My older guy is showing signs of pain in his back half. He growls a bit when I position his rear in the chair with me and stiffens if you touch the area. He also is not a good jumper anymore, I have steps to the bed and I assist him on the furniture. He CAN make it up but fusses about it and his eyes plead for help.
So, in my attempt to avoid outrageous Vet bills, I'm thinking I might be able to do something myself to ease the inflammation and pain. Of course, If it continues to worsen I will take him in.
He is 7 pounds and has major dental issues which require multiple teeth to be pulled yearly. Vet says he has excess minerals in his saliva and shows up in Yorkies among other breeds.
Any thoughts on this? Any suggestions would be most welcome.