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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Unsteady on back legs & larrhagic on antibiotic for skin

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Unsteady on back legs & larrhagic on antibiotic for skin infection
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Walked around ok just now but not herself (normally happy 5 yr old lab)
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

It sounds like things are improving some on their own. If they are improving fairly rapidly, then it may have been a pinched nerve that was causing the signs. In that case, there's not much we would do other than rest them for a couple days and make sure things get back to normal.

If she is still acting uncomfortable, you can give Aspirin at home. The dose in dogs is 5 mg per lb body weight. It can be used every 12-24 hours, as needed.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary