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She cant stand or walk, she does have a condition with her

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She cant stand or walk, she does have a condition with her hind leg's. She has a spine issue, She has been using her dog cart with no problem, now she cant even stand. 11-years old.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: no wound
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Abby
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Abby?
Customer: She takes a I/2 of 5mg of Prednisolone daily.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Any word?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

It sounds like Abby may have a condition known as IVDD or intervertebral disk disease. These types of back issues can be progressive. Have you had any diagnostics performed on her since she's now unable to get up?

Is she on any medication aside from the pred?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No Ned's beside pred. I am taking her in right now, any advice?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

I would start by asking for x-rays of her neck and back to determine if there are any major changes from her last incident which left her unable to use her back legs.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

How did the visit go?