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1- Prior to this happening did he have problems getting up from the floor or going up stairs?
2- Is he arching his back?
3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
4- Did he get into anything?
5- Any pre existing medical conditions?
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Friend, when we see a quick onset of loss of motor function to the back legs this could be secondary to a pinched nerve along the back as a result of a bulging disc. In other words, a disc is putting pressure on the spinal cord and interfering with the nervous input to the back legs. Other possible causes could be arthritis of the hips, or weakness secondary to a systemic disease.
In this case, unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. I would strongly recommend having him checked by a veterinarian as soon as you can if this is related to a pinched nerve the sooner medical treatment is started the better the prognosis. If you have access to ER vet I would have him checked by ER veterinarian. If related to a pinched nerve he will be started on prescription anti-inflammatory medication. I realize that this answer may not be entire 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.
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