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Are the front legs affectedA?
Back legs affected?
what does this mean he was healthy the last I knew
Please answer the questions above
what is affected A
back legs seem to be the broblem
he can't stand up on them
Based on your history, age of your dog, and breed, there are 3 major parts of the body, when injured that can explain your signs.Firstly, before I discuss those 3 body parts - this is assuming that there is not a more simple causes such as a strain, sprain, or bruise.That is not predictable based on history alone, without being able to perform an examination.For this reason, we have to discuss other problems aside from a temporary injury.The body parts of concern would be:1) Knee pain- One knee problem in this breed can be a luxating patella (knee cap) - LINK HERE- We can also see a ligament issue, such as the cruciate ligament - LINK HERE2) We can also see hip pain, such as arthritis - LINK HERE3) Finally, in breeds such as this we can see back pain. While again, this can be a temporary injury, other common back pain in breeds such as this is a slipped/herniated disc - LINK HERE
For this reason, if these signs persist, or worsen - I would recommend making an appointment with your veterinarian for an evaluation. They will be able to feel the hips, knees, and do a neurological examination to look for back pain.
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