She can stand but will not walk and wants to just lay still. It seems mostly in her hind legs and maybe in one of the front legs.
OK, thanks for the clarification.This sounds like the early stage that we talked about, where she has some back pain and possibly some early neurologic deficits.Because of the back pain and the need to assess her neurologic status early to have a baseline, I still recommend that you have her seen. If she is too uncomfortable to lie down and sleep, or if she is not eating and drinking, I would get her in sooner rather than later (at an ER if needed). Otherwise, I would make an appointment for today to have her assessed. Unfortunately, there are really no good over-the-counter pain medications for dogs, and if you do give one, it may affect the medications she can receive from your veterinarian.In the meantime, confine her to a crate or small area with good footing. Do not allow her to run, jump, climb stairs, change levels, etc.Hope that helps. Please let me know what other questions you have.Thanks,Dr. Paul
It does I will call our vet as soon as they open to get her in. Thanks
Any time. Keep me posted and good luck!!
Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, Veterinary Acupuncture trained, Wildlife and Exotics
Turns out my fiance gave her about 7 macadamia nuts! She vomitted this morning and now is doing better. We visited WestVet this morning and discovered that macadamia nuts are bad for dogs and toxicity presents the same as spinal injury. Thanks for your help, though. I was able to get some sleep last night because of your advice.
Ah yes, a macadamia toxicity will certainly do it. Glad to hear she is feeling better.
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