As many of you know I've moved back home with my family. My heart dog who lives with them is 17 and I'm pretty sure she's got really bad arthritis. She falls quite often. She actually just fell trying to go upstairs and just laid there for a minute. It breaks my heart.
I'm planning on taking her to the vet. I don't know when the last time she went was; I think it's been about 6 or 7 years. Anything they would do for her in an exam they wouldn't do on a younger dog? Also, what are my options for the arthritis? I know there's medication, but how much do those cost, what's the best out there, etc etc? What else can I do for her?
I'm very worried I'll take her and they'll give me bad news, even though she seems fine otherwise.