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I have a 4 y/o chihuahua. Over the last 6 mos he has been

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I have a 4 y/o chihuahua. Over the last 6 mos he has been loosing mobililty. About 6 weeks ago he stopped wanting to walk, that seem to get better over three weeks but of recent is unstable on his rear legs, yu can hear them clicking sometime and just yesterday started lifting his front right paw. He does not exhibit any pain and appetite and urination and pooping are both regualr ang good. Any ideas
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.


My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Gunther is having walking problems. Based on your history, I would wonder about two different diseases in his spinal cord, a blown disc (intervertebral disk disease) or a blood clot in the spinal cord (Fibrocartilagenous embolism).

I have attached links to both of these diseases that explain in detail how they both work.

Your regular veterinarian can give you a high index of suspicion that you are dealing with one of these diseases but to make a final diagnosis you would need to take Gunther to see a veterinary neurologist.

Good luck to you and Gunther,

Best regards, ***** ***** this answer helps you.

Dr. Amanda

Kansas State University,

College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi, How is Gunther this evening? Is his back feeling better?

Do you have any more questions for me?

Also, if you would consider rating my answer, I would greatly appreciate it.

Best regards,

Dr. Amanda