Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Serious, persistent abnormalities warrant a vet visit.
Sure, maybe it's a bad hock. But it could also be West Nile, a mild Herpesvirus infection, EPM or a host of other things that may or may not be fixable or progressive. Especially with weight loss for no good reason (even gaining it back), I would have a medical professional making sure it wasn't something worse than some arthritis. Even if it is 'just' arthritis, it it's bad enough he's traveling consistently off, he may need something more than Adequan to get the pain and inflammation down. If it's not something serious medical, chiro would be my second call, once he vets clear.