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Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

My 15 year old chihuahua seems to have what i believe is a pinched nerve

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

His leg is going up and down quickly, his back legs are giving out intermittently

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

Homer, 15

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

He has seizures, he has an enlarged heart. He is taking medications for both

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago
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Hi, Dr. W here. I'm sorry to hear this. Can you attach a short video of what you are seeing?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I can try but i might not be able to capture as it is intermittant
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
are you still there?
Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

Yes, I will be here for another couple of hours today. I understand it may be too difficult to catch on video. If it is intermittent it is not likely to be a pinched nerve or bulging disc. From what you are describing and his breed, I would be suspicious of luxating patellas (dislocating knee caps).

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

Has your vet mentioned this about his knees before?

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

By the way my computer is going to update for a few minutes, so I will be back in 5 minutes...

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

I'm back online now

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

Here is some more information on luxating patellas:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2448

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

It’s my pleasure to help you and your pet! Please remember to “accept” my answer, AND RATE OUR CONVERSATION 5-STARS (so I will receive credit for helping you). Bonuses are always welcome. (I am not compensated in any other way). If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! I’ll be online for another hour or so. Thanks and have a great night!

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 2 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Hi, can you please take a moment to rate our conversations 5 stars? Without the rating, I get no credit for helping you? Thanks so much!

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