Our dog, Lambeau has been going steadily lame in his hind quarters. The veterinarians here couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. So we eventually drove three hours and took him to the vets at Cornell. They diagnosed a number of things: two blown out knees requiring ACL surgeries, mild hip dysplasia, and arthritis in the lower spin, hips, and knees.
Thursday he had his first knee surgery. Everything went well, now we have 8-12 weeks recovery and physical therapy. The good news is that he's putting weight on that leg and doesn't act like he's in pain. The bad news is he won't lie still unless I'm sitting in the room with him. This is going to be a long winter. :-(