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Starting this morning my 9 yr old female Shihtzu all a

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Starting this morning my 9 yr old female Shihtzu all a sudden lost function of her hind quarters and keeps looking up at the ceiling. Totally out of character, she doesn't seem like she's in distress at all or pain, or even in concern about herself. But I am really concerned about her. She hasn't been thirsty at all either. As a matter of fact she hasn't drank anything today . please help
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about Suzie! Is she still not using her hind legs? Is she able to move the legs at all? For example, is she unable to stand up and walk, but if she is laying down and you pinch her toe, does she pull her leg back herself in reaction?