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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:07 PM
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Dog with shaky legs

My 11 year old Mini fox terrier's (even though I have read recently that's not a real breed?) front legs tremble when she is standing. She doesn't shake at any other time. I have asked my vet about it and have been told that it's because "she is old". I rescued her 3 years ago & she has been like this the whole time. She's goes to the vet regularly & I always ask about it, but am always reassured that she's fine. She's a very frisky little dog, she jumps & plays just like a puppy, so I don't think there's any immediate danger, I just wonder if the shaking may be a sign or precursor to something else. Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing? Thanks.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:18 PM
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twitching legs

If the dog has done this since you have had her and nothing more has come of it your concern may just be an overeaction.
Is it a muscle twitch or is the dog's leg actually jerking to the extent the leg or paws move?
I've got a dog now that has leg twitches when she is anticipating my throwing a ball for her to run down. She is just like a wind up watch. Too Tight. If your dog's gait is normal and her hips are not splaying I would not be too concerned.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:29 PM
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If she has done this since for the past 3 years and has no ill effects from it ..still romps and plays...no biggie.

DO NOT teach her to pour coffee for you! lol
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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:40 PM
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Take her to a doggie chiropractor
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Old April 16th, 2004, 10:13 PM
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There is some definite shaking, but not so severe that her stance ever changes or her feet displace. I think she's fine, I just wanted to check with you guys. I had never heard of a dog chiropractor before.. I'm going to have to look into that. Thanks as always!
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Old April 16th, 2004, 10:57 PM
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Sure thing, a doggie chiropractor will be your best bet
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Old April 16th, 2004, 11:01 PM
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