My bulldog, Sammy, is having a tough time getting around lately. She seems to favor the front right leg and both hinds. She came to me with a very uncertain background and no papers (rescue from a nasty divorce), so I'm guessing on her age. Vet and I feel she's around 8 or so. She went through this issues last winter and my vet said she has arthritis in both stifles (based on palpatation, no xrays). She recommended daily Rimadyl, which seemed to help some. But this year is worse and the Rimadyl isn't really doing anything to help. We have another appt. tomorrow to recheck thyroid levels, so I will bring this up. Is there anything else I can do or give her to give her some pain relief? Of course, when the food hits the foodbowl she comes running! But heading back to her bed after eating is painful for me to watch.