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Sudden onset of unable to use back legs only for mins at a time.haven't eaten for 6days but drinking water.Prior to these systems she threw up bile like substance in small amts.doesn't appear to be in distress.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Libby

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Libby?

She is part lab part collie.She is 15yrs old

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Libby, please?

Can you clarify "unable to use back legs" for me, please? Does she become paretic (weak)/paralyzed in her hind legs or is she more generally collapsing with other signs of illness? Whatever the cause, if any dog - especially such a geriatric one - hasn't eaten in 6 days, her disorder is life-threatening and she needs the attention of her vet at your earliest convenience.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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