Neurological Symptom: Shaking Legs

Neurological disorders in dogs and cats may present with signs and/or symptoms that are seemingly minor, such as shaking legs. If your pet has shaking legs that affect their ability to walk or stand, you may benefit from the advanced diagnostics and neurological treatment available at The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center (The ANIC) outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Reasons Why Your Pet May Have Shaking Legs

“Shaking legs” is a common way of describing tremoring in one or more limbs. Shaking legs is often an indicator of weakness, which may be the result of:

  • Arthritis or autoimmune-induced inflammation
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Exposure to toxins

Shaking legs may also indicate that your pet is in pain.

Depending on the underlying cause, your pet’s shaking legs may be noticeable when your pet is at rest or only when trying to stand or walk.

Caring for a Pet with Shaking Legs

If your pet has shaking legs, you should first consult your primary care veterinarian. Although shaking legs by itself provides doctors with minimal diagnostic information, your family veterinarian may be able to rule out common causes, like arthritis, with a physical exam.

If your pet’s shaking legs persist, then it may be a sign of neurological disorder. Conditions that involve or affect the health and/or function of the brain and spinal cord are best treated by specialists—veterinary neurologists at The ANIC.

Superior Care at The ANIC

The ANIC provides a higher level of diagnostics and specialized treatment. Our Albuquerque-area clinic is equipped with advanced imaging technology, and we have the capabilities to provide other advanced diagnostic procedures, like spinal tap.

Our doctors have completed training in neurology and neurosurgery, giving them the knowledge and experience required to interpret imaging test results and perform sophisticated surgical procedures.

But more importantly, our entire staff are compassionate animal lovers, dedicated to providing the best care for your pet.

You do not have to wait to be referred by your family veterinarian to see a specialist at The ANIC. You may contact us to schedule an appointment or consult with a trained medical professional to determine if your pet needs emergency neurological care.

If shaking legs persist after treatment by your primary veterinarian, contact The ANIC near Albuquerque, New Mexico to schedule an appointment.

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