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My Chihuahua took a nap on my lap last night when she woke up both legs on her right side seemed to be a sleep however as time has passed she does not seem to be regaining use of them what could be the problem and what should I do for her?
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HI there.

There is a possibility that somehow she has injured the nerve supply to this side of her body. This could be due to a disc problem in her back that is causing this. It could also be a stroke which has blocked the circulation to this part of her body. For now, give her aspirin at 5 mg per pound of her weight given every 12 hrs. Massage this area every 4 hrs t help get the circulation back into her legs.

If this continues, it is best to have your vet examine her. If this is a stroke or disc issue, this will require prescription medications to get her past this. Because of her age, most likely this is temporary.

Good Luck!
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