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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 his back legs?
1- Have you tried standing him up? If so, can he support his weight?
2- Can describe what happen or what was he doing when all this started?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Is she alert?
5- Did he get into anything?
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Friend, when a dog losses the function of the back legs so quickly this is often related to a lesion in the spinal cord, possible causes are: A bulging disc, trauma, stroke like (thromboembolic), etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately we are very limited as to what you can do at home. This is an emergency, the longer he goes untreated the less likely he will recover. For this reason I would strongly recommend not waiting and having him checked by nearest ER veterinarian. There is really not much I can recommend for you to try at home that would have a significant therapeutic benefit, I am sorry. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.
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