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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 3028
Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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She can not walk or hold herself up with her back legs.

Customer Question

She can not walk or hold herself up with her back legs. Neurologist says T3-L3 affected. surgery and imaging prices are so expensive. so we are doing medical management. can a dog like this have a life or will they die eventually
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Doctor checked her foot both my vet and neurologist. She has feeling. Looks like she can stand for a second or two and falls side ways. She moves around and is still happy. but I want to know if she will slowly die?
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Trudi and she is 8 yrs old.
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Trudi?
Customer: No. She likes to jump like a she is on a pogo stick. Vet says this has contributed to spine problems possibly. If she recuperates, I will never let her jump again.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

I am so sorry to see that no one has reached out to you before now. How is your companion doing at this current time? Any changes?