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My dog is having great difficulty moving her back right leg

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my dog is having great difficulty moving her back right leg and general weakness in her legs. She was in pain over the weekend and I gave her some aspirin. She had a good Monday but it got worse today. After two aspirin 8 hours apart she did perk up and eat drink and go outside to urinate. Is it arthritis ?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sassy she is 10
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Sassy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sassy?
Customer: she is a service animal
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

I am sorry to hear Sassy is having trouble moving her leg and is weak in her back legs.

How much does she weigh and how much aspirin did she get?

This could be arthritis, but could also be an injury, a pinched nerve, a slipped nerve in her back. What breed is she? There are problems that are more common in particular breeds.