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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear that Eugene is having these difficulties. I imagine that if he has been on rimadyl and steroids (hopefully not both at the same time?) this is a chronic issue for him that has suddenly progressed.The only thing that I have had success with in these situations outside of the medications you are currently using is acupuncture. It really can help with dogs to stimulate neurologic response and I have had a positive experience in most cases of getting some improvement using this technique.That and physical therapy can also help build strength but if he has lost a lot of muscling this will be quite a challenge. Acupuncture would be my first and foremost recommendationI am happy to try to find someone in your area if you are interested?Please let me know if this information is helpful, I know this must be terribly difficult on you both going through the progressive weakness...
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