Our beloved 5 year old English Mastiff is 230 lbs. He was a throwaway that we adopted 2 years ago and he's had rear leg problems (limping, weakness) off and on as long as we've had him. His previous owners did the basic vet things but we were unable to get any history or pedigree. Our vet has indicated his hips look good but the weakness remains. He's non ambulatory again right now. I'm hoping I can convince my vet to come here - that's not a common practice where I live. In the event that I can't, my boy will need to be moved from our room, down the stairs and hoisted into my car. He's uncooperative to say the least. And mighty heavy. I know many of you have large dogs. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.