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Has there been any changes in Sissy's condition? If so, can you update me as to what is happening now?
Thank you for the update.
Her symptoms sound suspicious of a possible disc problem in her back. A ruptured or bulging disc can put pressure on the spinal cord and lead to pain or even loss of function of her legs. Beagles are commonly affected by this condition. I would definitely recommend that you have her evaluated by your vet for this and to make sure there may not be something else going on. If it is a disc, rest and pain medication are the primary form of treatment, but some dogs end up needing surgical intervention.
Here is a link with more information about disc disease in dogs.
I would not recommend that you give her any further ibuprofen as it is not tolerated well in dogs and can damage her kidneys. Make sure to tell your vet that you gave that so that they can decide the safest pain medication for her with that in mind.
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