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my dog is acting lame

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i am not sure what is wrong with my 8 yr old Male Yorkshire. when I came home yesterday he could not stand up or walk. He is very alert and is aware of all questions such as go by- by or go outside. He is unable to stand or walk on his own. I am unsure if it is a stroke or if its a pinched nerve or if a puppy we also have may have roughed him up. Please help me with some advise.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammi B replied 9 years ago.
Regardless of the cause of this symptom, he should see a vet ASAP for treatment. If he does have a disc problem or other spinal problem, the delay of treatment risks possible serious damage. If it is not as serious as a spinal problem, your vet can treat with whatever he/she determines is appropriate. I hope all goes well for your little companion.

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