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Hi Anna. It sounds like your girl has a condition known as IVDD or intervertebral disk disease. Some dogs improve greatly on their own and others require surgery. Because you've acted so quickly, she may recover quite well.Here is some additional literature on the condition and potentials for treatment and surgery:Slipped disk and muscle spasms (typically the more mild end of IVDD): http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/neurological/c_dg_intervertebral_disc_diseaseNon-Surgical IVDD options: http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/May-2011/Non-Surgical-Options-For-IVDD-Keeping-Hope-And-Dogs-Alive/IVDD surgical options: http://sevneurology.com/articles/intervertebral-disk-disease-ivdd-in-dogs/In depth discussion on IVDD with pictures: http://users.cyberport.net/~milnerwm/fastfacts.htmlWheel chairs: http://eddieswheels.comMore wheel chairs: http://www.handicappedpets.com/adjustable-dog-wheelchairsIn some cases, without surgery, dogs may not gain their limb usage back IF they have lost the ability to use them...but this does not mean that they won't be comfortable, either. Luckily, some dogs will regain or keep their ability to control their urine and fecal deposits so chairs like this can be used easily with or without a diaper so that dogs can get mobility back if they still have difficulty walking long distances with their rear legs.At this point, I would not be overly concerned about her not healing but there's a great amount of information available there to consider the options. With surgery, I've seen that the majority of dogs return to an almost normal (if not entirely normal) life and I hope that turns out to be the case for Tiffie.
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