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This evening our 3 yrs old ridgeback appears to have

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This evening our 3 yrs old ridgeback appears to have problems moving his back legs. He loves to chase the ball and now when he runs his back legs are hardly off the ground. Kind of in a hatched position
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes. My husband feels it might be coming from his hips????
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Maxwell. Max for short
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maxwell?
Customer: He is a very lean and active Dog. He loves to run so when we saw that he could hardly get up we knew there was something serious going on. Could any poisonsuggestions do this?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He is current on his rabies shots
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry I meant to say before my phone took over...can anyone type of poison cause this reaction
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I hate the phone auto correct
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months 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- Are you asking if this is caused by a poison?

2- Is the problem mainly in the back legs?

3- Any other symptoms?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?