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My Yorker had rabies and the other shot on Monday. She since…

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My Yorker had rabies...

My Yorker had rabies and the other shot on Monday. She since has lost control of her back legs. Can this be an effect ?

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

No control of back legs. Lethargy. Not eating

Veterinarian's Assistant: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Willow. She is around 10. Was a rescue 7 years ago

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

No. Pretty normal dog

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Willow isn't feeling well. I wouldn't expect back legs not working to be due to a vaccine reaction, but the lethargy and not eating could be.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

There are some chronic conditions that older dogs can develop that can also cause lethargy and not eating, including liver and kidney disease and diabetes, to name just a few. I would get have some lab work done to screen for these.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Does she respond if you pull her hind legs when she is lying on her side?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just got her to take a couple steps and ate a few bites. Did range of motion on the legs. She can be a diva too. So I guess we will wait and see. Thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Good to hear. You can also give her 1/2 tablet of 25 mg Benadryl in case she's having an allergic reaction.
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