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I am so sorry to hear about your sweet girl's condition...i know this is frightening. In most cases, as dogs play, they can cause a disc in their back to become unstable causing severe pain and inflammation. This can also cause a blood clot to block an area of the spinal cord which would be a stroke in your sweet Abby's spine. You did not say what symptoms Abby has but if she is able to move without total paralysis, this is treatable with anti inflammatory medications and rest. It is only serious if the clot or disc material blocks off entirely the spinal cord which could cause permanent damage to her spinal nerves. Hopefully, this is not the case and Abby will respond to the medications and be fine.Does that make sense to you?
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It all depends on how much damage has been done to the spinal cord. If Abby is the same as yesterday with no improvement after intensive treatments, the prognosis may not be good. You will need to discuss the findings of the tests that your vet ran to tell if there is a chance that your sweet girl can come out of this....all you can do now if to hope and pray. I am so so sorry!! There is still time for her to improve so keep the faith....
You are very welcome!! I know you will make sure sweet Abby gets the best care and since you were so quick to get treatment for her, this is always a good sign with neurologic conditions. My thoughts and prayers are with your sweet girl!!