05-26-2013, 02:28 PM
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I'm a little confused.
Megaesophogus does not just go away.
"phenomena" is not a illness or disorder, so not sure what you mean.
He sound "ataxic" from your description, rather than simply arthritic. Ataxia means he is not able to keep his balance and "steer" while walking. If this is what is going on, then it could be neurologic in origin... that means something wrong with his brain or spinal cord.
I'd say you need to see another veterinarian, perhaps even a veterinary neurologist, if this is not just arthritis. For example, if he is losing control of his back legs, that can be caused by things like a bad disc in his back pressing on the nerves. This will make him stumble and be uncoordinated.
If it is simply arthritis, there are simple things you can do to help him, such as fish oil pills, glucosamine supplements and even a special food that has anti-inflammatory effects.