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1) Is she otherwise normal, no problems with eating and drinking? 2) Is she on any medications? 3) Any leg trembling? difficulty rising or lying down?
It sounds like she is likely dealing with some arthritis and it would be wise to have her examined. At this age, your concern is quite common and although we may not see outright pain the signs of discomfort are there. Your vet will likely want to perform and exam and may want to also perform x-rays. Canine-safe NSAIDs, with or without pain medication, may be recommended to help alleviate the discomfort she's experiencing. Typically once starting these medications, you should see a vast improvement in symptoms within 24-48 hours.
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If you wish to try something from home, I would look at glucosamine supplements (takes a few weeks of daily usage to help) and also possibly aspirin. We can use this in a pinch, but my biggest concern here is that with her being less excited to eat and adding in a medication known to cause GI concerns that more problems may be caused by home treatment. You'll find the aspirin dosing info here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/
As asked in your original questions "Should I take her to our vet?". My suggestion there would be yes.
Checking in. How is your companion doing?