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My 5 yr old english bulldog came in from playing and can put

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my 5 yr old english bulldog came in from playing and can put any weight on her back legs?
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: yes...nothing appears to be external
JA: Have there been any changes in the dog's appearance or diet?
Customer: no.....she did play today more than usual
JA: Is there anything else you think the vet should know?
Customer: that is it...it seems as time passes she can do less
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 27 days ago.

Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. If the dog is unable to use the back legs you need to see your Vet right away or an emergency vet.

Dogs have discs that run through the spine and if these discs rupture the dog looses feeling and use of the back legs.

I would consider this an emergency situation especially since it seems that the dog can do less as time passes. .

Here is more on disc issues , symptoms and treatments

http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/brain-spinal-cord-nerves/intervertebral-disc-disease-ivdd---thoracolumbar-area-in-dogs

and more here with diagrams

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2105&aid=418

spinal trauma http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/brain-spinal-cord-nerves/spinal-trauma-in-dogs

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
It is her right hip. I have given her carprofen 50mg. She got up to walk but didn't get far...took her outside to go potty...laying back down. If not better tomorrow am going to vet
Expert:  Sally G. replied 27 days ago.

I see, you did not mention that there was an existing problem,( Hip) just that she was not using her back legs after a day of play and it was getting worse as time passed.

Hopefully the carpofen will alleviate any swelling causing the problem. Keeping her well rested for a few days as well should help. Please let me know how you make out with your vet visit

Expert:  Sally G. replied 24 days ago.
Hi,

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

Sally G.