Stairs and Labrador Hip Dysplasia

Discussion in 'Senior Labradors' started by Jenni, May 10, 2019.

  1. Jenni

    Jenni Registered Users

    May 10, 2019
    Hi Friends,
    My sweet lab has moderate hip dysplasia and shows some discomfort in climbing stairs. He’s 9 years old.
    Unfortunately, I booked a 3rd floor vacation rental (6 total flights) for us without realizing there was no elevator... Can’t get a refund.

    Any advice on how to make it easier on my baby? He’s got scripts for Carprofen and Gabapentin. He’s lean- 75 lbs (down from 92). I’ve purchased a ginger-lead, but haven’t trained much with it yet.

    I’m super worried! Any advice is appreciated.
  2. Michael A Brooks

    Michael A Brooks Registered Users

    May 26, 2018
    Blackmans Bay, Australia
    Hi @Jenni

    Welcome to the forum

    In no particular order

    1. Book your dog into a kennel while you go on the trip.
    2. Find a strong dog walker to carry him up and down the stairs.
    3. Use a towel under his flank to help support him.
    4. Offer owners to pay extra for ground floor dwelling

    My preference is for 1.

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