Q. My 15 year old female red aussi Shepherdhas little strength in her back legs. Sometimes she just wont move. Although she still wags her tail and eats

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A. The weakness in your dog's back legs could be related to arthritis, which is often the case in older animals. I would have your veterinarian evaluate to determine it is truly arthritis and not an underlying soft tissue injury or skeletal issue, such as a fracture. In many older animals with arthritis glucosamine chondroitin is recommended. You veterinarian may also prescribe a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, such as Rimadyl or pain medication such as Tramadol.

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