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He was trembling a few days ago when husband arrived from…

He was trembling a...

He was trembling a few days ago when husband arrived from 3ork.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

Work. Took to vet she said his back felt stiff Gave us metacam. Now hind legs are dragging

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

He's not in pain that we know of. Just having trouble balancing and walking slowly

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

He is fine from his feet

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

He wants to run an play

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

Buster. Maltipoo. 3 years very active

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so is your dog dragging his back legs?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
my husband was getting up from the chair in living room and he stepped on him lightly when he got up dog made a,noise. Next door he found him trembling so took him to vet and they prescribed metacam for muscle spasms

so he is dragging his back legs?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No thanks

ignore the phone prompts they are automatic....

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so, please confirm your dog is definitely dragging his back legs?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not sure if you received response

I got your response.....I am just trying to make sure I understood completely...that is very important to helping your dog....

so your dog is dragging his back legs?

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ok....and your dog is a maltipoo?

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did the dragging of the legs occur after your husband stepped on your dog?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No. He was fine running. Like always.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It's after he started with medication
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
He chases cars and runs all day long. Lots of energy and fun. We are sad

That medication will not cause leg dragging.......your dog's legs are dragging because he likely has a disc in his back that is putting pressure on his spinal cord......

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
what will need to happen.

When discs in the back move they put pressure on the spinal cord......and this has to be attended to immediately

How long has your dog been like this?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Two days

Your dog needs to go to the ER right now or he may never walk again.....

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This is a medical emergency and should be always attended to right away...

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will they do survery
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Surgery

I cannot answer that until your dog has an evaluation.....

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
OK calling right now thx

Can I help you any further?

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Please rate me 5 star for my prompt and helpful service. A bonus is not required but much appreciated! Thank you very much! DRB

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Let me know if you need additional help...DRB

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much.

sure thing.....I hope things will be ok....DRB

Please rate me 5 star for my prompt and helpful service. A bonus is not required but much appreciated! Thank you very much! DRB

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Absolutely. Thank you

and let me know if you need additional help because I check my computer every night....DrB

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