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First, I would have a conversation with your local veterinarian about how Brutus is walking, to make sure that they know he is having issues. When blood is drawn it can be drawn from the neck or the legs. Neither area would cause the signs that you are describing with Brutus. Since the difficulty is with the back legs, I would be concerned about either his arthritis becoming worse or weakness associated with the diabetes. Diabetics will become weak if their blood sugar gets too low. Has Brutus been eating and drinking normally? Are you checking his urine for sugar?