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I have an 8 year old lab pitbull mix. He has never had any
I have an 8 year old lab pitbull mix. He has never had any issue other than the occasional ear infection. Not this past Sunday, but the previous Sunday I took him to a new groomer and everythign seemed fine, however that evening when we tried to get him to jump up on the bed, he attempted to jump up, but was crying as if he was in pain. I checked his paws, legs, and body, and there were no cuts, abrasions, or bleeding anywhere. We thought maybe his paw was just a little tender since it had been a month or two since his last trimming. Fast forward to this Sunday, he appeared to be wobbling and swaying while walking around. Instead of running straight up and down the stairs like normal, he was moving very slowly in a diagonal pattern zig zagging back and forth. On Monday, his two back legs appeared even wearker, and his paws would slide underneath each other when walking and he'd have to sit down because he wasn't able to support a lot of weight back there. i was able to get him into the vet Tuesday, and they conducted bloodwork, did a urine culture, provided him with anti inflammatory and anti nausea pills, and gave me a harness to help him walk outside and up the stairs we are going back monday for a follow up and to see the test results. Pending how the results are and how my dog is doing, they said he potentially needs xrays, an MRI and to talk to a dog neurologist In the meantime, he appears to have even less motor control of his back legs he has difficulty moving them at all now, and his toes are getting drug behind him, even as i try to hold him with the harness. my questions are shoudl I take him in sooner?? immediately? he doesn't seem to be in pain, so I'm not sure if i should wait until monday or go in sooner … read more
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