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Hi there!Few questions:1. When you talk about him slipping, do you mean just the rear legs or all four?2. What kind of testing did Codie have, x-rays, etc?3. Does he knuckle or scuff his rear feet on the floor when he walks?Thanks!
Got it, thank you.I agree that it's probably more than arthritis, especially given we don't have any proof that it is (meaning X-rays) and that it came about so acutely. It sounds like he might have some neurologic deficits - the scuffing of the feet typically indicates loss of superficial sensation and delay in motor function of the feet, which points to spinal cord compression in the middle of the spine. This happens with herniated discs (most commonly) but also with spinal infections, blood clots and other neurologic conditions.I would recommend not waiting too long (no later than tomorrow) and taking him in for another evaluation, neurologic exam and x-rays. I would take him the nearest vet ER asap if he loses bowel/urine control, the back end becomes so weak that he looks like he's drunk or if he collapses and can't use the back legs at all.Vestibular disease is not as likely because there is usually more problems with the head (than just the rear limbs), such as a head tilt, nystagmus (rapid motion of the eyes back and forth) and more of a generalized ataxia (weakness and loss of coordination).Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.
You're welcome! Best of luck!