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Stiffness Dog 10+ Years Not Sick

Based on the history you provided, below are possible causes for your dog’s stiffness. Not listed but a necessary consideration for possible cause of general stiffness at this advanced age is systemic cancer. Cancer present virtually anywhere in the body can lead to neurological and muscular pain that can manifest as general stiffness, through a process known as paraneoplastic syndrome. If you still seek further information, please visit our
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  1. BRANDI SMITH says:

    My 12 year old pomeranian just all of a sudden got really stiff and started using her right paw to somewhat “reach” for her chest. She almost fell over.I picked her up and she was extremely tense and all 4 of her paws were spread out. This lasted for about 2 excruciatingly long minutes. She then started running around and wagging her tail. It’s a holiday weekend and there is no emergency clinic here.will my baby be okay until Tuesday? That’s 2 days away! What just happened?!!! Please help!

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