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Experience:  DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.
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My snalzer is acting like he can.t walk. s legs are stiff

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My snalzer is acting like he can.t walk. His legs are stiff and he is staggering around in the floor! help please
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about your schnauzer.

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please answer my question. Jiya is nine years old and is staggering all over the floor
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

Hi! Glad you're there... I've got a lot of important information to go over with you.

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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

I know this is really scary to see, and I want you to understand this is a medical emergency. This type of staggering can be caused by a variety of different things, but all of them are serious. Jiya needs to go to the emergency center as quickly as possible so she can have the exam, x-rays, and blood work necessary to determine why she's doing this. The sooner she gets treatment, the more likely it is she'll be able to recovery.
I know this has to be terribly upsetting, but want you to keep hope you're doing everything for her you can by getting her to the ER as quickly as possible.

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

I understand what an awful situation this is to be in, so I want to be as helpful as possible. Does this help to answer your question tonight?

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.


Just checking in to ask how things are going with your schnauzer. I've been worried about you.


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