Well Kira even though she is now 11 years old is in good healthy condition, so when she started to lick at her hind legs especially after exercise I knew there must be a problem. She has started to slow on her walks and take a bit longer getting up in the morning but as we all know this is just part of older age. I have put her onto cartophen injections which help with the old age pain of stiffening joints and as far as I can tell she is feeling the benefits. She had licked a patch of sore skin just over her joints and since being on the injections this has now cleared up. So hopefully she needs one more injection next week then one every three months she will be back to her normal comfortable self, though she has spread across the middle a little she tells me this is also normal and food helps!!!!!!!