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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Is he dragging both legs?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Friend, when we see loss of motor function to the back legs of quick onset in a dachshund we need to rule out a pinched nerve as a result of a bulging disc. In other words, there is a disc that is putting pressure on the spinal cord interfering the motor function of the back legs. This is an emergency, highly recommend having him checked by nearest ER veterinarian, the longer he goes untreated the less likely he will regain function to the back legs.
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I am happy to learn he is doing better. Thank you for the update.