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my dog cannot get up. his left front and back legs wont work.

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my dog cannot get up. his left front and back legs won't work. he can move them, but not stand on them. he does not seem to be in pain even if he stands or moves the limbs. three weeks ago we were gone. our neighbor was tending to him. he did the same thing only with the front left leg only. he was getting around much better until this morning when now both back and front legs are affected
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Hi Tammy,


How long is he like this?


Do his eyes dart back and forth?


Is he eating?



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
he has been eating I have not noticed his eyes darting back and forth at all. he is so happy and energitic he seems fine except he cannot get up
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Dear Tammy,


I am sorry your boy is having trouble.


He may have a disc or vertebra injury that acts up periodically.



Dogs can have strokes too:

He may just have become deydrated or hypoglycemic.


Put a few drops of pancake syrup in his mouth to raise his blood sugar.


Add plain pedialyte to his water 50/50

Check all over him and in his mouth for any abnormalities.Does he have any painful areas? Perhaps he injured a disc or verebra.

He should be seen by his vet ASAP for evaluation and medication.

Please let me know how he is doing. I will be here late.

I hope he feels better very soon.

Sincerest best wishes,




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