Hello, I have a female Labrabull who is between 14-16 years old. My family and I know that she is old and she has arthritis or hip dysplasia in her back leg. Like most dogs at an old age, they will not eat or drink as much but one thing we’ve noticed is that she grunts all the time. When she’s laying down, getting up, being rubbed on her belly. I’ve noticed that she does tighten up around her belly when she’s getting her belly scratched.
You have done an excellent job taking care of your dog! That is getting up there in years for a large breed dog. I would also expect that your dog would have some issues with arthritis at that age. But, as far as the grunting goes, this is the time we wish our 4 leggedRead more.