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I have small dog that was jumping yesterday off the cough…

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I have small dog that was jumping yesterday off the cough and twisted the wrong way and tracture a verdabe in his lower back and is paraylised not being able to use his

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

Back legs

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

He can't use the bathroom

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 your dog, please? Has it been determined if he has deep pain perception (nociception) in his hind legs?

The most important prognostic indicator is the presence or absence of nociception (deep pain perception) in the paralyzed legs. This assessment is always subjective but apparent loss of sensation suggests the possibility for permanent paralysis, urinary and/or fecal incontinence regardless of treatment. Approximately 50% of dogs in this condition recover with decompressive surgery.

Approximately 90-97% of dogs with intact nociception, even if they're paraplegic or tetraplegic recover fully or nearly fully with surgical decompression. However, the time frame for recovery is extremely variable - a few days to many weeks or months.

With nonsurgical treatment about 85% of ambulatory dogs and 50% of non-ambulatory (but retaining pain perception) dogs ultimately recover but recovery can be quite protracted - weeks to months.

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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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