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Dogs back legs are shakey

May 18th, 2006, 03:28 PM
I have an aging shih tzu who is going to be 13 this year. Recently his back legs have started shaking while he's standing. Is this a normal part of aging? Other that this, he is still pretty spry and runs and plays like a puppy. He's sleeping more than before too, but I think that's to be expected. He eats well (too well) and is normal except for the shaking. Do you think I should make a vet visit with him?

jesse's mommy
May 18th, 2006, 03:34 PM
If you are asking if we think a vet visit is in order, then you already know the answer. When in doubt, see a vet. We can't diagnose over the internet. Good luck and let us know what they say!

May 18th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Yes, a trip to the vet is definitely in order. A 13 year old dog should be having a checkup twice a year. Please let us know the results.:pawprint:

May 19th, 2006, 06:52 AM
I could be a sign he has some back problems like others said a vet visit is inorder