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14 yr 0ld poodle back legs are paralized

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14 yr 0ld poodle back legs are paralized
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is he dragging his back legs?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2 hrs sitting on them
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

1- Have you tried standing him up? If so, can he support his weight?

2- Can describe what happen or what was he doing when all this started?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Is she alert?

5- Did he get into anything?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, I am sorry I can not make a call at this moment. But, I will be happy to answer your question on this thread. Please let me know if you want to continue with me or I can opt out so another expert could help you that could call. Please let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he was sitting on chair and lost his balance no preexistence breathing hard
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, when a dog losses the function of the back legs so quickly this is often related to a lesion in the spinal cord, possible causes are: A bulging disc, trauma, stroke like (thromboembolic), etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately we are very limited as to what you can do at home. This is an emergency, the longer he goes untreated the less likely he will recover. For this reason I would strongly recommend not waiting and having him checked by nearest ER veterinarian. There is really not much I can recommend for you to try at home that would have a significant therapeutic benefit, I am sorry. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ron,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Skeeter. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter