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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog is unable to walk. Based on your history, I would be very concerned that he has blown a disk in his back. This will make them paralyzed in the hind end and they will urinate and defecate on themselves. This also reduces circulation in the hind legs and pelvis area.
Can you send a picture of his genitals so that I can see what part is swollen?
Also, since he seems to be in so much pain, I would strongly recommend that you consider toughing out the pain for the car ride to take him to your vet.
A different possibility is that there are veterinarians who can make housecalls. They will travel to your home to examine your dog and help you decide on a treatment plan. I would google search "house call veterinarians your city and state" for ideas.
Please send a picture so that I can help you and your dog this evening.
Kansas State University,
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001
Thanks for the added information. I would agree that laying in his diaper is what is causing the swelling of is genitalia.
This is really a problem because we are now talking about something that makes a dog have a poor quality of life.
Blown disks can go without warning with minimal activity, because the disks are dry and cracked even before they rupture.
Here is a link to a detailed discussion on disk disease in dogs.
I would give the rest of the Cephalexin (250mg total), wash the area with hand soap and pat dry. Allow it to air dry for about 15 to 30 minutes and then liberally apply human baby diaper rash cream such as desitin. Give the cephalexin once every 8 hours.
How is your pup this evening? Does his skin look better on the antibiotics?
Do you have any more questions for me?
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