Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
I agree with the owner and your conjecture as well - yes, trimming, especially a drastic trim, can leave the foot bruised and sore, so a little lameness after a trim isn't all that abnormal.
But as you've said if she's stiff after spending the night inside and stiff at the trot (which is a lot of bouncy movement on the joints), it sounds a lot to me like arthritis. I'm not here to make diagnoses and obviously it's impossible to get the whole picture on the internet, but have a vet out, talk to him/her about your concerns and that will be the best person to tell you what supplements, meds and exercise regime will best fit her needs and reduce her lameness and discomfort.
"If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it will take all day. Act like you've got all day, it will take fifteen minutes."