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My pekinés dog was running and he suddenly hurt his back and

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My pekinés dog was running and he suddenly hurt his back and can't move his back legs. He is in pain.
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Markus and he 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Markus?
Customer: It happen to him another time probably 2 years ago and we took him to the Clínic and they said was typical of this kind of dogs.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 7 months ago.
Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about Markus. It sounds as if he could suffer from intervertebral disk disease (basically a "slipped disc", where one of the disks between his vertebrae is compressing his spinal cord causing pain and disrupting nerve pathways so that he is unable to use his hind legs). If he is unable to walk, this is considered an emergency, and a visit to the emergency vet is recommended to get him started right away on pain medication, muscle relaxer, and anti inflammatory if they feel medical treatment is appropriate (versus surgical treatment). Here is an article on this condition: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3223. As you are getting ready to take him to the emergency vet, if he will allow it you can try putting an ice pack (a bag of frozen peas or veggies wrapped in a thin towel works well, be sure not to put ice or ice pack directly on the skin) over the back for 10 minutes or in the car while you are driving, this may decrease swelling and provide some pain relief until he can start his medication.
Expert:  Jess K replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Jess K replied 7 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Jessica Keay

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