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CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist
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my dogs back legs are weak and he is having trouble standing.

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my dogs back legs are weak and he is having trouble standing. xrays have not revealed any significant bone or spine probelms, appetitie good, bowel and bladder normal, slightly elevated kidney ezymes that have remained unchanged for a year.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

When did this start?

Do the toes/paws ever drag, scraping the nails?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
extreme symptoms onset 3 weeks ago. but a few isolated before that. yes possible draging of paws and scraping nails. have observed a few incidents of paws rolling under. and nail type catching.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Based on age, breed, and history, a possible cause would be a problem of the spinal cord in the back, such as a herniated disc or a tumor of the spinal cord.

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In these cases, x-rays are normal - and the way to diagnose this is often a myelogram, CT, or MRI.

Making an appointment with a neurologist would be recommended.
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