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Some illnesses in dogs and cats can cause weakness. This could be seen in loss of exercise, they may not be using their legs normally, or holding their head lower than they normally do. Monitor these signs and get your pet to the vet if need be. Weakness may be higher in pregnant animals who are in need of electrolytes and calcium and should be implemented in their diet. Puppies and kittens who are not eating regularly are at risk of developing low blood sugar. You could offer them food or rub maple syrup on their gums and take them to the vet. Other weaknesses could be from a muscle or neurological disorder. Take note of what signs you are seeing, check your pet's vital signs and take them to a vet. Sudden collapse is a severe form of weakness. It is important to determine if your pet loses consciousness. If they do, check for a pulse and you may begin CPR efforts.