Thanks so much for the additional information.
This sounds like Baby may have compression of her spinal cord by either a disc or a mass, unfortuantely. X-rays can sometimes detect these problems but it would really take an MRI to specifically diagnose it.
If you think you'd consider surgery on a 13 year old dog (something I'm not sure even I would do if she were my dog), then you might want to get a second opinion from a neurologist.
I'm a huge fan of alternative therapies such as laser and chiropractic/acupuncture therapies and it's disappointing that you didn't see improvement. But if the nerves to her legs aren't functioning because her spine is the problem, then these modalities aren't likely to be very helpful until or unless the primary problem is addressed. I'll also recommend underwater treadmill therapy for certain dogs if I think that arthritis
is the problem since it can help build up muscle tone. But, again, in this case, it may not be very useful since the nerves are not functioning as they should.
I honestly don't know if any anti-inflammatory drugs would be useful at this point since the problem has been present for 3 months. But if she's not currently taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, you could try Aspirin at a dose of 10 mg/lb twice a day (with food to avoid stomach
If presented with her case three months ago and you wanted to try medical therapy, I probably would have started her on steroids. And, you still could if you wanted, but, again, I'm not certain how helpful they will be at this point.
I suspect that she's not in any pain which is good.
You might consider a wheelchair for her (LINK
) since her front is strong and she's otherwise healthy. Most dogs adjust amazingly well to them. I've had a number of clients who've purchased them for their dogs and couldn't be happier since it significantly improves their's dogs quality of life.
I hope this helps and provides you with several options to consider. Deb