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1- Is he able to walk or is he dragging his back end?
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Friend, the first time he was injured it sounds like he had a soft tissue (muscle, tendon or ligament) injury. A very common injury to the hind limb in dogs is to the cranial cruciate ligament (ACL in humans). It is possible that now he has a similar injury to the other limb. Other possible causes are: A pinched nerve along the back as a result of a bulging disc, dislocated hip, etc.
To determine the exact underlying cause he will need xrays and an orthopedic examination under sedation. Treatment will be based on orthopedic exam and xray results.
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