Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My husky back legs have just given out while walking. No…

Customer Question
My husky back legs...

My husky back legs have just given out while walking.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No wound on back legs. It started last night so her hind legs just give out and she falls down

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

Azzy and she is probably 8 years old.

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

She was badly on her back side before we adopted her

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
12/31/2017
Dog Specialist: Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst replied 6 months ago
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20,391
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
Verified

Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It is necessary for me to get a little information from you before I can type up your reply. Your patience is appreciated.

Did she have any signs before this such as avoiding jumping or avoiding stairs?

Is she eating and drinking relatively normal?

Are your dog’s eyes moving back and forth?

Is your dog standing with its legs further apart then normal?

Is your dog swaying? Is your dog walking on an angle and can’t walk a straight line?

Is your dog holding its head at a tilt? Is your dog nausea or eating less?

Any known health issues?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 3,044
3,044 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Dr. Gary is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,510 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,193 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,909 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,294 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
My dog has been on Rimadyl three months, and it really
My dog has been on Rimadyl for about three months, and it really helped her. The first week of it, she also was on Tramadol. … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
she is walking sideways and lifting her right hind leg of the
she is walking sideways and lifting her right hind leg of the ground as she walks … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
I have three Shiba Inu females. Mom 8 yrs and her girls Abbie
I have three Shiba Inu females. Mom 8 yrs and her girls Abbie and Nikko both will be 5yrs come 8/26 of this year. Last night I let them out for their last walk before bed (as always), (fenced back yar… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,734 satisfied customers
My 12 1/2 year old lab mix, Holly, weighs 90 lbs - should weigh
My 12 1/2 year old lab mix, Holly, weighs 90 lbs - should weigh 65-70 - and manages to get around fairly well. Her walk is slow and at times she is "frisky" and plays with our 3 1/2 month old kitten, … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
we have a husky German Sheppard dog who is now 12 years old
we have a husky German Sheppard dog who is now 12 years old his a pretty big dog my husband just found maggots on him and he washed her with lukewarm water and shampoo. He just combed his back hind le… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
23 satisfied customers
Hi my lab is having trouble getting up or walking on hind legs.
Hi my lab is having trouble getting up or walking on hind legs. He slipped in my backyard and couldnt get up for a few minute. Then last week he tried going up stairs and he slipped and slid half way … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
pit bull: 10yrs old..her left leg touch..barely walk..her hind legs
On thursday my pitbull 10yrs old was fine in the morning then when I got home at night she wouldn't let her left leg touch the ground, hobbling along just fine on the other three. She was the same Fri… read more
Candy
Candy
Veterinary Technician
7,973 satisfied customers
dog cross: coat..neck , belly..Huge triangular ears, whip-like tail.
Hi, we have a one year old mixed breed, appears to be and was labeled at shelter as pit/ cattle dog cross from Texas She looks like a small pitbull as she has a very short , sleek brown coat/ rather p… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
My 14 year old Aussie/Cattle Dog mix, all of a sudden yesterday,
My 14 year old Aussie/Cattle Dog mix, all of a sudden yesterday, has shaky and stiff back legs, and vomiting. We have wood flooring throughout our house, except for the bedrooms, so she wants to stay … read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
20,391 satisfied customers
My 7 year old dachshund is having back spasms, she is about
My 7 year old dachshund is having back spasms, she is about 12-14 pounds, my smaller 5 pound dog jumped on her and she went into spasms, I gave her 162mg of ASA, 2.5 mg of flexeril and applied some ic… read more
smanimalvet
smanimalvet
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
873 satisfied customers
2 weeks ago my 7 yr old dog[husky/saluki] became unable to
2 weeks ago my 7 yr old dog[husky/saluki] became unable to walk down steps with out her hind end raising in the air and falling down...she is also now unable to walk on the kitchen floor normally,she … read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
I have a 10yr old male siberian husky, wals and runs about
I have a 10yr old male siberian husky, wals and runs about a hour a day on the beach, 2 weeks ago (out of nowhere) we walked on lead for about 5 minutes then he just sat down and started crying, would… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,193 satisfied customers
My Siberian husky Kicks is 12 years old. Two weeks ago at
My Siberian husky Kicks is 12 years old. Two weeks ago at his annual physical my vet suggested that Kicks be put on Rimadyl due to stiffness. Kicks was perky, wanted to go for walks and rides, but was… read more
Dr. Holter
Dr. Holter
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
26 satisfied customers
I have a two year old German Shepherd. She got loose and into
I have a two year old German Shepherd. She got loose and into some trouble. I think she got caught in a barbed wire fence. I got her back last night, put neosporin on the wound (back hind leg) and wra… read more
Dr. R
Dr. R
Doctoral Degree
1 satisfied customers
siberian husky: her back legs which temble and shake..overweight..hind
Hi my dog is a siberian husky, 11 and a half years of age and female. She has great difficulty standing and can barely walk with her back legs which temble and shake when supporting her overweight bod… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
23 satisfied customers
Dog Yoko, 9, a Shiba Inu , had a seizure about three months ...
Dog Yoko, 9, a Shiba Inu , had a seizure about three months ago. She was basically thrashing about and scooting around on her side. The seizure lasted about 30 seconds, and she did not injure herself … read more
S. August Abbott
S. August Abbott
Etiquette consultant
Doctoral Degree
260 satisfied customers
Our 12 year old Siberian Husky was diagnosed with Diabetes ...
Our 12 year old Siberian Husky was diagnosed with Diabetes can Cushing's disease in July. We took her to the Vet for reason when going up the stairs her hind legs would give out on her and when gettin… read more
ask_me
ask_me
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
3,088 satisfied customers
husky: her 2 yr old female..just a few months old..week old..stairs
My daughter's had her 2 yr old female husky since she's been just a few months old. Two months ago she introduced an 8 week old female kitten into her home. Several weeks ago the husky has started dra… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x