My 8-year-old male German Shepherd´s rear feet and ankles are swollen. He will not lay down. He's eating and drinking normally but seems to have a cotton mouth and raw and moist around his genital area. I'm not sure if any of this is connected. Any ideas?
The swelling in the rear feet and ankles sounds like a circulatory problem, maybe a blood clot. The problem in the genital area sounds more like an infection. If the dog has a circulatory problem he should be seen by an emergency vet right away.
Updated on February 19, 2018
By Dr Mark