Im not really sure on the age of my dog because we got him at the shelter, but im guessing around 7. Hes a small/medium sized dog. And every now and then when he goes to jump on the couch he'll put his front paws up and kind of scooch his way up. He doesnt do it all the time, but every once in a while he does it and its worrying me. Are his bones getting stiff or something. Is it a sign hes getting older?
When I was a kid we had an old dog. She developed arthritis. Some days she acted like a puppy and some days it really got to her. The vet recommended a baby aspirin daily. I believe this helped her out. It's not uncommon for older dogs to develop arthritis and joint pain simply part of getting old. Thanks for adopting a shelter dog.