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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) Is Meeka on any medications at this time?2) Has she had a veterinary evaluation for to using her legs? 3) Is she able to stand and walk, dragging them slightly between steps, or are they practically out behind her, limp and dragging as she pulls herself forward?
Because of her age and symptoms, it would be wise to have her evaluated by a veterinarian. X-rays and exam would be useful in ensuring that she does not have a spinal tumor or similar which may be causing the inability to properly use her rear legs. On top of this, your vet may want to also place her on mediation for pain, something like tramadol, gabapentin or amantadine. Many dogs who require NSAIDs to maintain their ability to move about comfortably will eventually move into also needing something for pain.
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