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healthy two year old malamute woke up with back right leg dragging

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healthy two year old malamute woke up with back right leg dragging no feeling in it
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.
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Very few concerns can result in this symptom. My greatest concern is for a lateralized disc herniation in the spine. This would compress the nerve and result in the loss of feeling, dragging of the leg, etc...

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This constititues a veterinary emergency for supportive care.

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If correct, I would expect your vet to request some x-rays, and treatment may include starting some immediate steroids.

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Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.

Very few concerns can result in this symptom. My greatest concern is for a lateralized disc herniation in the spine. This would compress the nerve and result in the loss of feeling, dragging of the leg, etc...

7:36 AM

This constititues a veterinary emergency for supportive care.

7:36 AM

If correct, I would expect your vet to request some x-rays, and treatment may include starting some immediate steroids.

7:36 AM

Good Luck

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