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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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Our 13 1/2 year old husky jumped up into car. Now he can

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Our 13 1/2 year old husky jumped up into car. Now he can barely walk and when he does, he drags his left hind leg or walks with his paw folded.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes, there is no wound
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the husky's name?
Customer: Buddy. He is being treated for arthritis(sp)
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Buddy?
Customer: Had recently had blood work done on all organs and it came back normal
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer.

Unfortunately, there won't be a lot from home that you can offer him aside from supportive walks while holding his back end with a sling, and cage rest.

The jump itself may well have injured his back or pinched a nerve. He's showing loss of use in that leg and neurological function deficits. Your vet will likely want to take some x-rays of his back and hips to determine what has occurred and what can be done. In some cases, a medical approach can be made with oral meds and in other cases surgery may be recommended. It will all depend on the result of the diagnostics and exam.

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