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

Answered By

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.

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.


Ask an expert about your unique situation now FOR FREE!

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.