Q. My 1 year old yorkie woke up this morning with spasms in his hind legs. He is not in any pain, and is running around. Not as much as usual but he
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Spasms or problems with the hind legs can be caused by a number of things ranging from minor sprains and strains, to injuries of the nerves, back or muscles connected to the hind legs. If the spasm has not occurred before, keeping your dog quiet and resting for a day or two may help him to recover from a minor injury. However if the spasms continue, worsen, or begin to cause him pain or distress then seeking veterinary care is a good idea.