Muscle wasting "solution"
I was going over an old thread in this section where someone mentioned that their 10 yo was loosing muscle mass in the hindquarters. I thought I'd share a tip I got from the chiropractor..
He indicated this was due to the back problems and that a massage working down the spine toward the hips would help as would massaging the hind legs themselves. It really does help Barker the Elder a lot so I thought I'd pass it on. So does, of course, the chiropractic. Since we stopped by early yesterday morning, she has had not one fecal incontenence issue in the house, enjoyed visiting the horse (she always enjoys visiting the horse!), and happily walked completely around one block. This is good. She has had days when we don't get around that block.
The light massage you can do yourself. The price is right.