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Hi Fran, I'm Dr. Deb. I'll do my best to help you today. I'm sorry that Baby's back legs are weak. I do have a few questions to ask about her first if you don't' mind:1. I'm assuming that this isn't a few problem, correct?2. Have x--rays been done of her spine or hips?3. Is she currently taking any medication or supplements?4. Is she losing muscle tone in her back legs?5. Does she drag her toes or legs when she walks?
There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb
It started about 3 months ago and then she dragged her rear paws & Had to lift them forward the vet did x-rays and her spine is just fine she had 6 week of laser and no great improvement just walks like she has a board up her but also the chiropractor. said Baby's injury was just above where the x-ray stopped?? She is in good health for her age except for her rear legs...I have now stopped all treatment except for the dog walker 2 x a week and see what nature and time will do at this stage what would you recommend?
I am glad to hear your thoughts as I would not have her get surgery as I know she would not make it & she has had enough surgery as a puppy her front legs she had knee surgery and then she tore something in her right rear leg and has a plate in there also she has had several small surgery's for lumps from her Mast cell cancer which is under good control now and as you can see I love her dearly but guess I just needed someone else to tell me what I have all ready decided ad I have checked into the wheelchairs and my problem there is I have trained the last 3 Boston's to use a potty box and that des resent a problem but if thing get t bad I just might get her a cart. But one good thing is she has perfect teeth never cleaned and never any problem 's the only Boston I've had in over 60 years that had such good teeth........Thank you......Fran
Fran:You're welcome. Bostons are great dogs, for sure! That is pretty impressive that Baby has such clean teeth, especially at her age. Sounds like she has a pretty healthy mouth:) She certainly sounds like a survivor. I'm glad that you've not dismissedthe cart out of hand but have considered it. I personally think it's a viable option for her. The smaller dogs tend to do really well and if she's as smart I think she is, she'll learn to adjust to whatever arrangement you might need to make with a potty box. Good luck with her as you move forward. Deb
Thank you for the rating and bonus; it's greatly appreciated. I also wanted to wish you the best with Baby. This is a tough situation but at least you do have an option for her. Regards, Deb
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