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dog has no balance, no energy, front paws curl up when walking, falls down, front legs cro

ss while walking.just went in...
dog has no balance, no energy, front paws curl up when walking, falls down, front legs cro ss while walking.just went in for annual shots last week.duramune adult-3,leptospirosis vaccine and heatworm. uses synoviflex for stiff joints.dog is alert. has good hearing. seem to go down hill since vaccines
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Dr. Jenn
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Can he stand and walk on his own?? What are the medications called that he is on?

Customer:

he can stand and walk but not for long. have to carry him outside to go


 

Dr. Jenn :

Since it has only been 2 days-it is not long enough for there to be improvement-after about a week there should be someimprovement-if not your baby would need to be started on steroids!!! Depending on which medication he is on now-we have to be careful as certain medications can not be mixed. You should ask your vet about Tramadol-a pain medication, which may also help your baby!

Customer:

has problem going #2 because of balance.he is taking 50 mg tramadol 2 tab twice a day and 20mgprednisone twice a day for 2 days then 1 tablet once a day for 2 days then 1 tablet every other day.


 

Customer:

he was given steroid the first day and it didnt work. then went on meds. he has had ploblems in past with stiffness in hips and rear legs. but not this balance problem


 

Customer:

he weighs 97 lbs. and is not over weight according to the vet


 

Dr. Jenn :

He may need to stay on the Prednisone twice daily for a few more days, ask your vet about this before decreasing the dose since there is not much improvement-

Dr. Jenn :

Xrays would also be helpful!

Dr. Jenn :

There may be a neurologist in your area that could examine him if he is not improving-as they deal with these cases daily!!!

Customer:
Customer:

thank you.


 

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I'm just following up on our conversation about Kane. How is everything going?

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