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My dog is wobbly and off balance

My dog is wobbly and off balance


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My dog is wobbly and off balance

I had read some of the threads on here about leg tremors and leg spasms but I haven't seen one that pertns to my dog.

He is about a year and a half old and he used to be a small breed mix. He was adopted from a local animal shelter and his owners have since moved out of state. It was about four months after they left that he started showing symptoms. His legs tremble when he is in the car and when he walks he wobbles and stumbles. It seems to be worse when he is outside.

I know that it may not be him, but when he is out in the yard or when I go into his bedroom he has a jerking movement in his rear legs. He also seems to get a little stiffer when he is cold and when he is in the car. He does seem to be in pn at times though. We've never had any issues with his hips or knees or hips. I was wondering if anyone has seen something like this and how I should approach it.

I had a friend in college that owned a puggle and his legs would spasm and he would go rigid like a cat. That was years ago and I haven't heard of any cases similar to that since.

He does seem to be a sensitive dog but he seems to be ok when I am around and when he is alone. He seems to be ok for the most part but I just don't know what to do at this point. I don't know if it is something that can go away or if it is something that he will have for the rest of his life.

He is an indoor dog and I feed him three times a day. He does have a little trouble getting his food down but he seems to be ok with it.

What are your thoughts?

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Diane

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I have no answers for you. I do think it is just a symptom of old age. I think you need to be aware of that and not get your hopes up that it is some serious problem. I also think it is possible that the fact that you are leaving him alone at home when he is acting up is part of it.

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Diane

Life isn't about how to survive, but how to thrive. In the words of Jimmy Buffett "Have a look around you now. Look at your life, your family, your work and what you own. Are you happy with what you have, or are you struggling to survive? If you are struggling, it's time you did something about it. It's time you took your life back."

I don't know what to do because it is just starting out. I don't know if it is normal to have a dog in his age that has these problems and symptoms. I don't know how it will get better or if it will.

We can go to the animal hospital but I would feel bad doing that. His previous owners were very honest and they had never had any issues and they didn't even have any idea how bad it was. They adopted him from a local animal shelter and I don't think he ever had any sort of medical care. I don't want to take him out of the situation he is in and I don't want him to have to get put down or to have to have a horrible disease when he could be doing well.

If I do find out what it is, will it be a long time until we are able to treat it? I would hate to have to put him down or anything like that.

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Diane

Life isn't about how to survive, but how to thrive. In the words of Jimmy Buffett "Have a look around you now. Look at your life, your family, your work and what you own. Are you happy with what you have, or are you struggling to survive? If you are struggling, it's time you did something about it. It's time you took your life back."

I think you should definitely have him checked out. Your dog's leg problems can be something that happens with age or it can be something much worse. It could be a sign of cancer, a neurological problem, a hip problem, a joint problem, etc. and you wouldn't want to wt and find out what it was until it was too late. My mom has MS and her legs shake. It's not a very good sign, but if you don't do anything about it she could end up with permanent problems.

Your dog could have a serious problem that is going to affect him for the rest of his life. It could also be something that will get better if you treat it right away.

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Diane

Life isn't about how to survive, but how to thrive. In the words of Jimmy Buffett "Have a look around you now. Look at your life, your family, your work and what you own. Are you happy with what you have, or are you struggling to survive? If you are struggling, it's time you did something about it. It's time you took your life back."

When my vet saw my dog, he mentioned the wobbly legs. He thought it was a "possible" sign of arthritis and that I should keep an eye on him for this. He sd the "best" thing to do would be to feed him special diet, since I was worried about him having arthritis, because he sd that is the only way to tell.

He sd if the leg shaking and wobbly legs become more of a problem then we would need to do some blood work to make sure that he didn't have any underlying problems.

As long as he is


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