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Hi my name is***** and I am licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question, but first I would like to ask you a few questions so that I am well informed about your pets’ situation and can give you the best advice possible.
I am sorry to hear you Chihuahua is experiencing what appears to be muscle weakness in the hindlimbs. How long has this been going on would you say?
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I would also make sure that your pet is just not getting enough traction on the floor she is standing on. Sometimes long nails can be a cause for a pet losing their grip when crouching down in this position.
If this is not the case. I would suggest that your pet get a full examination by a veterinarian, they will check for muscle loss and muscle weakness. Bloodwork may also be indicated. A certain enzyme called Creatinine Kinase is elevated in cases of severe muscle loss and this can aid in the diagnosis of your pet's condition. - Dr. H