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My bernese mountain dog has suddenly gone lame in the hind

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my bernese mountain dog has suddenly gone lame in the hind legs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: yes. nothing there. will not eat took him to the vet on saturday because he was acting strange but blood and neuro exam came back normal
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Everest He will be 5 on Friday
JA: How old is Everest He?
Customer: 5 in a few days
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Everest He?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 8 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I'd like to help you and Everest. A few questions to better assess the situation.

1. You mention that blood work was done, was this a full panel evaluating liver & kidneys?

2. Did the vet take Everest's temperature?

3. Can you describe what happens when he tries to walk? Does he go a few steps and sit, does he limp or knuckle when trying to walk?

4. You mentioned not eating, any vomiting or diarrhea as well?