1. Sue

    My westie has one rear leg that shivers. My vet told me it was arthritis. Do you think it has been misdiagnosed? Her leg did click when the vet moved it about.

    • Hi! Thank you for your question. Leg trembling is often a clinical sign associated with a musculoskeletal disorder like osteoarthritis, as well as discomfort. Tremor syndrome typically affects the head or whole body, rarely a single limb. “Clicking” is a curious finding, and raises concerns for tendon/ligament and/or meniscus injury. I encourage you to speak with your family veterinarian to ensure your pet is receiving appropriate pain management. Radiographs (x-rays) of the affected limb would be appropriate. Ultimately, you may find it helpful to partner with a board-certified veterinary surgeon to ensure an accurate diagnosis has been made and your dog is receiving appropriate interventions.

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