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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My schnauzer back legs shake, No wounds. Beasley will be 14

Customer Question

My schnauzer back legs shake
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No wounds.
JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Beasley will be 14 years old in Jan.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Beasley?
Customer: He gets exercise regular and is very active. He eats good and has healthy teeth and gums
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The two main considerations for a dog of Beasley's age are painful osteoarthritis of his lower spine and/or hips and a pelvic limb tremor in older dogs that we call a postural repetitive myoclonus. The myoclonus is considered benign and so not treated. It would be prudent, however, to see how Beasley responds to a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) such as carprofen or meloxicam. If you saw that shaking abate with an NSAID, you'd know that it arose because it hurts Beasley to stand for any length of time.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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