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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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During walking my dog she did stay in several spots to smell

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during walking my dog she did stay in several spots to smell for longer than usual, returned home and she sat on the couch. fed her chiken and dog food. she was outside and when i tried to get her up she had a difficult time getting up. this not happened
before. we did just take for a short walk but she is slow and now can not get up
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she can not get up now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I regret that I'm not allowed to communicate with customers by phone. Please let me know if you still need help. A dog who peracutely (suddenly) can't rise from a prone position is likely to have suffered acute compression of her spinal cord as would be seen with a "slipped disk", acute compromise of the blood supply to her spinal cord as seen in fibrocartilagenous enfarct, or acute trauma to her spinal cord. Acute weakness due to internal bleeding should be considered as well. That bleeding might occur from a ruptured splenic or hepatic tumor or anticoagulant rodenticide ingestion.

Because are there are so many possibilities, Glory's vet should attend to Glory at your earliest convenience. Please respond with additional information or further questions or concerns if you wish.

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