My Pomeranian named Pari is 13 years old. When she stands up, her hind limbs shiver. Also, she doesn’t want to walk too much and prefers to sit. What could be the reason of all these?

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Weakness in hind limbs in a senior dog could be due to age-related changes including joint problems or backbone/spine problems. Anaemia or other hidden systemic illness can also cause weakness in hind legs. Please take her to your vet for complete examination. If all is fine, your vet may suggest proven supplements to strengthen joints.

Question by – Mohita Jain, New Delhi

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