We've had a similar situation over the years with some of our German Shepherd Dogs, it's a sign of old age creeping up and a touch of arthritis. One of them used to come into the house and hold her paw out and sort of 'moan'. We used to rub it better for a few seconds, then she would be happy and run off back as though it had never happened.
Yes, we sometimes treated them like children! (as though they'd fallen over and hurt them selves)
You can take them to the vets but by the time you get there - they seem perfectly OK
It's all part of the life cycle of owning a dog.
Arthritis... and this is very painful. dogs are good at covering up pain.
Take the dog to the vet.
Arthritis is degenerative..meaning it gets worse.. you need to see the vet
to diagnose and put her on the right dosage and kind of medicine.
this is of course a guess, but an ACL injury, what it is a ligament that has torn in the knee, and the knee cap is sliding around, making it so she can not fully bend her leg. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?…
she isn't old i have a yorkie who is 18years old,she most probably has a touch of arthritis due to wear and tear,
Arthritis is a real possibility at that age,see your dogs Vet.
It's just called getting old. joints get stiff, muscles get sore. It happens to the best of us. I'm a bit sore and stiff when I wake up too. A little walking around usually works it out, it just takes time.