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12 y/o Miniature Schnauzer, Hind Limp, left leg
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12 y/o Miniature Schnauzer, Hind Limp, left leg

My dog recently aquired a limp.  her hind legs have been shaking a lot for a while but we've been giving her glucosamine/chondrotin with cheeze for awhile.  like in the title, she is a 12 y/o Miniature Schnauzer, she's also a very nervous dog.  we think it might be a problem in her thigh area, we checked her for slivers as best we could.  she is a little overweight at 18 lbs.  She may have degenerating joints and loss of muscle in her hind quarters.  she is cowering but does not seem to be in pain no yelping, crying out etc.  is there anything we can do for her such as epsom salt bath or something? she doesn't like compresses hot or cold, she wont stand for that.  i dont know what to do.
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Hi Halley...This sounds like aging Arthritis.....Although you feel she exhibits no pain, dogs cover pain well......They are designed to hide pain as in the wild, a predator attacks those that are ill or lame!

Arthritis is VERY painful........As pain increases, dog's will quit eating....You don't want to get to this point.....The joint supplements will help, but rarely are they enough on their own.....

Please, visit her Vet for Prescription Anti-inflammatory Medication......These medications work beautifully & she will feel sooooo much better........Take care, Karla
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