Our 12 year old yorkie has started limping and legs giving way , can her hips all of a sudden give up or can it be some

Our 12yr yorkie has gone lame on both hind legs but is in no pain. We are taking her back to thet vet who said that her hips are not giving her pain . Once she walks it seems ok although stiff
can you advise a very worried owner !

Asked by Member 1148912 on Jan 8th 2013 in Health & Wellness
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Dogs don't normally limp UNLESS something hurts. That said, it is most likely at her age she is suffering from arthritis either in her spine, her hips OR her knees.
I would definitely find another vet...there are many great drugs available for dogs suffering from arthritis, it really isn't fair for her to be in pain when she doesn't have to be.
As a human with arthritis, the pain is worse when first moving, once you get "stretched out" a bit, it is usually better.
While the drugs are good and definitely help, sadly, there is no way we can make any dog young again, but we can make the time they have left more comfortable!!

Member 641257 answered on 1/8/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


It does sound like your dog may have got hurt. But if it is old age, you should look into the Greenies for Joint care. I gave it to my old guy, and it really helped him get up in the morning without as much pain.

Star answered on 1/19/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer