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It's actually my boyfriend's dog. He was convinced that when he had given a new bully stick to the dog (who's had no issues in the past with this product) and the dog got ill (no vomiting, just "severe diarrhea"). He then took her to the vet hospital after 2-4 days with the diarrhea not going away. Mia was still staining to go to the bathroom. She wasn't able to stand or move her hind legs. They did get her from a breeder so they were told degenerative myelopathy was negative. The vet told us that the diarrhea could have been from parasites, colitis/indiscriminate eating. This could be paraparesis from IVDD, FCE or inflammatory myelopathy. There was also extra lumbar vertebrae. They did discuss a very expensive surgery with us to repair this or we could try steroid treatment first. We went with steroid treatment as surgery is over $10,000.
A woman at the dog park yesterday told me that her dog died from a similar situation when she had severe diarrhea and it caused paralysis that her dog was too weak after that happened and died. It didn't make sense to me so I wanted to check as I was worried.