Our 2 year old, female Pom (Sasha) has always danced and twirled at the mention of the word ‘walk’ but once out, she often just sits down along the way and has to be encouraged to get going again. Some days she’s fine, and trots round the block nicely, other times, we can barely get her off the street.
She will even run at full pelt, then do an emergency stop for no reason at all.
She’s had a short bout of sickness, which made her a little lethargic, but is well now, and has even had an antibiotic injection to chase anything left over away. She runs happily round the house, dodging and chasing through the legs of the dining room table, so her joints must be okay, but she now absolutely refuses to walk outside.
As usual, she seems keen at the thought, but once out the door, we can’t get her to walk past the end of the drive.
I took her to the vets, and was told she does have typical Pom back legs with the slipping patellas, but if these are hurting her, why is she okay running round the house?
Any help would be much appreciated. We know she must exercise or will become overweight and unfit!