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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog is having such trouble walking. Can she move her back legs? Is it only the front ones that are not working? Is she eating and drinking? Does she have a fever?
Please let me know the answers to these questions so I can help you further,
Okay, so the front legs are not working?
Okay. So the first thing that comes to mind is that she may have blown a disk in her neck area. This is very common in dashchunds.
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Some other possibilities include cancer in the spinal column, in the neck area, a bone infection in the neck, meningitis (usually an immune system problem, not infectious). We should also consider a muscle weakness problem.
I would recommend calling your vet and getting her in to see them right away. They can perform a thorough neurologic exam and determine if she needs to see a neurologist or if she can get better with medical treatment.
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How is your pup tonight? Is she still having trouble walking? Any other changes? Do you have any more questions?
I am so sorry to hear that your pup crossed the rainbow bridge today. You have all of my sympathies and I am sending you cyber-hugs.