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My dog just went out to go to the bathroom and had to drag

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My dog just went out to go to the bathroom and had to drag her self up 2 steps to the porch. She is not moving her hind leg at all. She is shaking a bit but doesn't seem to be in pain.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Is she able to move her legs not or stand? Is she on any medications or does she have any health issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She can move but her one hind leg doesnt move. She limps on 3 legs but scoots a little. No meds. She did have a foot turn in a little but I cant remember now if it is the same one.
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Ok, is she still not bearing weight on one leg? If so she definitely needs to see a vet today. There are a few possibilities.

She could have a fracture.

She could have a pinched nerve preventing the nerve signals getting to the leg.

In addition she could have a herniated disc in her spinal cord. There are spongy discs in between each vertebrae that provide shock absorption as the pet moves. Sometimes these discs are injured and they bulge out which puts abnormal pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves.

Are you able to get her into a vet today?

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