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My little Scottie (18 lbs) 91/2 years old can hardly walk,

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My little Scottie (18 lbs) 91/2 years old can hardly walk, she falls, can't step up or down, is very shaky when does walk. Yesterday morning I dropped a capsule on the floor. We were never able to find it. I'm afraid my dog did.
The capsule was - TAMSULOSIN - A generic for FLOMAX. The MEDICINE is an ALPHA-BLOCKER.
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern for Zoe.

Yes, I agree with you that I would have expected improvement already at this time. I am suspicious that her symptoms are not consistent with this drug.

I definitely feel that it is time to get into a vet for examination. Her symptoms could support either a systemic problem, or a primary musculoskeletal issue including a spinal problem like a disc herniation.

I can't say 100%, but either way, even if drug-induced, the severity of her complication would suggest she needs some additional supportive care.

I hope that information has been helpful.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you Dr. Andy - on my way to a local Vet.


Thanks again,



Your welcome Roy.
Sorry to hear about the complication.
Once the vet can get through the examination, you may know a bit more, or at least, what testing steps they recommend.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy
Hi Roy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Zoe. How is everything going?

Dr. Andy