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I noticed earlier that she was having trouble walking due to her hind legs. I've check knees and no pain no lose patelas. She seemed really thirsty but now her stomach is hard as a rock . She is a 7 yr old yorkie about 5 pounds. No emergency vet in town.No crying,seems little uncomfortable when I palate her tummy. Otherwise will play with a toy laying down gives me kisses.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. It could be an infection. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name?

Carly

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

She is intact female.Eyes bright clear equal and reactive. anal glands cleaned already. Fed her some solid pumpkin 2 hours ago. Gums are normal. Teeth get brushed

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog
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She has had 2 litters of pups last litter 4 yrs ago. What is safe to give her tonight? hoping to get to emergency vet if needed in the am
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Carly, please?

When both hind limbs are affected, degenerative disk disease (a "slipped disk") should be an important consideration in a middle aged miniature breed. Abdominal muscle tensing due to the pain of a disk is common. "Really thirsty", however, isn't consistent with a disk and so I also need to consider kidney pain from an infection which can cause polydipsia (increased thirst) in such a dog.

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