I have a 3 1/2 year old Maltese furr child. She gets regular exercise, is on a very strict diet only getting her kibble Pacifica | Acana and she gets raw meat as a treat(no chicken, she is allergic to chicken).
However she seems to have this weird thing where she will randomly start yelping and crying in pain. She will jump up and climb on top of my head if we are in bed or my chest into my shoulder if we are sitting down.
I have taken her to the vet and she said she thinks that her ligaments in her back legs randomly will pop over the joint and back. In a horse it would be a hock/stifle issue? I wish I could remember exactly what it is called.
Anyway the vet suggested surgery but I don't feel its bad enough to go that route as it only seems to be every once and awhile it happens, it will go on for a week or two every few days then it wont happen again for months.
I was wondering if there is a supplement I could try her on to help prevent it or at least help it so its not as bad when it does happen.
I just really hate to put my poor lil one through a surgery especially since its not a regular thing. And my vet does agree that its not really bad enough for surgery yet.
So yea any ideas? It breaks my heart seeing her go through this