Hi...I have been reading the Forum for years, and have never joined...but now I need some advice...I have a 7 year old Beagle named Freckles, who jumped off a very high bed and seems to have pulled a muscle. We went to the Vet and they pulled her like a rubberband and could find nothing wrong. Is this the first sign of arthritis? What can I do. She can't go up the stairs, so I put up a baby gate and she is having extreme seperation anxiety. The Dr. gave her pain meds... but she just pants so I took her off. Is she just getting old and this is the first brush with it. Any Advice?