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Our 6 year old labrador is having difficulty walking. This

HI. Our 6 year old labrador is having difficulty walking. This is a new symptom. It seems to be in the rear legs giving him trouble. Right side may be a bit weaker. he now seems unwilling or unable to get up at all. this started two hours ago. Don't know if it has worsened or if he has just fatigued himself. Doesnt seem to be in pain. Heart rate is about 85.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: CoCoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about CoCo?Customer: Coco began his morning by eating 1/2 a bar of ivory soap, approx 5 am. At 8 am he vomited the soap and his breakfast. Seemed normal all day. Maybe increased thirst...Went for a walk this evening around 5. Ate normal dinner at 7pm. In and outs seem normal...

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

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My dog 14 y/o small dog woke up this am and can not stand

my dog 14 y/o small dog woke up this am and can not stand although there is no tenderness on any leg or paw it seems like he cant control his head eitherJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes ther is no visible wound nor does he recoil when I touch him on his feetJA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: moo shu 14 y/oJA: How old is Shu?Customer: 14 y/oJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shu?Customer: He is really healthy he had a physical less than 6mos ago all goodJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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My dog, a 7yr Lab with about 100 lb that takes Levocrine1.0

My dog, a 7yr Lab with about 100 lb that takes Levocrine1.0 mg did not want to eat yesterday eveniing. he was a little strange, but nothing that could be a warning. I however saw him laying different than normally. Most of the time, normally he lays down with two legs stretched or completely vertical, with the front legs at either side. I didn't see him laying down on his side at all, instead, it looked like a combination of the two styles. This morning, he didn't wake me up as he does every day. I woke up and told him to come for his morning food. He tried to stood up, but it appeared as if he couldn't stand on his legs, in fact, he walked some yards, but laid down again, I could give him with big efforts, 2 dog aspirinsto mitigate any pain he could be having. He was not complaying of any pain. I took him to emergency services. The veterinary inspected him, he let him do and didn't find anything in his mouth, or his temperature. They told me that they needed to make some tests to be able to diagnose the dog. The dog would have to remain 2 days in the hospital, and the cost of the diagnostic would be about $2.000. Well I couldnt pay that much for the diagnostic, so I ended up taking back the dog to my house. It appears that his problem whatever it is is worsening by the minute. When I went to the hospital, he entered the SUV by himself although with some help. When we came back he couldn't do that, I had to enter him in the car. Getting him out of the car was a big problem, he was having pain when I was trying to hold him inmy arms, he even bit me out of pain. It looks that he can't control his entire left side (legs), it is like he has them rigid and can't stand up. his left paw is bent, rigid, and it causes pain to him when I try to straigthten it.I don't know for sure what could have caused this to him. Last week I took him to the Niagara River to swim there. Could he have got a bacteria? Yesterday, when working in the garage, I lost him of sight for a few minutes, I saw him in the porch after such time. There is the possibility that he could have ran out and come back after being hit by a car, but I have not any sign that that could have happen. Other than that, I don't know of anything that could be causing his condition right now. I have him at home resting, and will try to feed him and give him water the best of my ability. Would you have any indication for me?.

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Dr. Joey

Veterinarian

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My Shepard lab mix was walking clumpy last night and today

My Shepard lab mix was walking clumpy last night and today he can't walk or stand. I think his legs have no feeling?

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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My 8 year old Shih Tzu male is having trouble walking, his

My 8 year old Shih Tzu male is having trouble walking, his eyes are bloodshot,he is panting heavily but does not appear to be overheated, he has a bad heart and a non-operable rectal hernia. His bowels are completely evacuated manually, and the symptomatic onset was sudden. WE have been unable to find any signs of ticks. Our nearest vet is over 2 hours away, so we need to be able to assist now where we are. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dogs legs just buckled and hes walking by his two front

My dogs legs just buckled and hes walking by his two front legs while dragging his back side?!

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Dr B

DVM

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There, I just found an engorged paralysis tick that had

Hi there,I just found an engorged paralysis tick that had dropped off in my dogs bed! It is midnight here so no vets open. He seems ok - what do I do?

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

29,562 satisfied customers
I live on a farm & have several dogs. 2days before xmas One

I live on a farm & have several dogs. 2days before xmas One became sick with poison symptoms... As we live in a high wild dog population area, I assumed she'd ingested a bait, so kept her cool & quiet, but unfortunately she died in xmas morning. Since then we have lost 2 more dogs with similar symptoms & have one more that is close to passing. They seem to take 2-4 days from the onset of vomiting to a point where their saliva is tinged with pink & green, & their stools are loose jelly-like & pink to slightly bloody. I have contacted surrounding farms & no one has 1080 baited recently, so I'm hoping you can give me an idea what I'm dealing with, as I can't afford veterinary examinations because I'm still paying off my last bills for tick paralysis... I rescue & rehome unwanted dogs that are going to be shot or dumped & this is devastating for my children & myself, & an extremely cruel way for these dogs to go.Please help

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Dr Marta Lepes

DVM owner

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a two year old red nose pit /Staffordshire Mix

I have a two year old red nose pit bull/Staffordshire Mix female. Last night around 8pm she started limping. She now cannot stand on her hind legs longer than a few minutes and she falls down. She can't walk very well or get off couch by herself a little worried it came on all of a sudden.

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Dr. Jo

Veterinarian

BA

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