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Old 06-05-2014, 03:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Weakness of hindlegs in 9yo GSD

My GSD is around 8 or 9 yo. I noticed that she is slow to sit, slow to get up and cannot jump into the back of the jeep without assistance. I just adopted her 2 months ago so I cant say if this is something that has developed recently or if she has always had weak back legs. I am just curious if anyone else has experience with this...is it just a normal weakness due to being senior? I asked the vet and he said its just arthritis, but when she trots her hips sway alot more then other dogs. She takes Glucosomine now but I am wondering what to expect as the months and years progress. Does anyone else have experience with GSD weakness in hind legs?

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