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|02-25-2012, 10:43 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Aug 2011
Please Help...has anyone had experience with
loss of function in back legs?
My sweet baby girl will be 7 y/o in April and has had a healthy life thus far. However, a week ago her back legs started slipping. We have concrete floors which can be slick and she hasn't been groomed in awhile so my husband thought her paws needed clipping (so I did). That still didn't help as the next day she got worse. We took her to the vet and he thinks it's medial subluxating patella and ordered 5 days of NSAIDS since her ligaments are likely inflammed. Through all of this she hasn't exhibited any signs of pain. The concerning thing is that she has gotten worse even though she has had 2 days of medicine. We bought rugs to put down for her to walk on but she still falls and sometimes her back legs feel stiff. She can't walk at all on the concrete floors now and looks like Bambi on the ice when she tries; this is why we put down a few rugs. I'm very afraid that this is more than what the vet thinks. Does anyone have experience with this? Should I keep her from walking altogether or encourage her to move so she isn't stiff? Any advice? TIA!
~Dogs love you no matter what~
|02-26-2012, 05:53 PM||#2|
And Rylee Finnegan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Both legs or just one? If the vet believes it is a knee or hip then an orthopedic surgeon should take a look.
Crystal, Ellie May (RIP), Rylee Finnegan, and Gracie Boo🐶
|02-26-2012, 06:18 PM||#3|
Luv my 7 Furkids
Join Date: Dec 2007
Blog Entries: 4
I would take her for a second opinion. If its something that isnt too serious, you might try socks with tread. My Toby Tyler is afraid of the floors and with the socks he beebops all over. Yours sounds as if something isnt right though.
Linda, & furbutts
|02-26-2012, 07:26 PM||#4|
Donating YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Jersey Shore
I'm sorry for your baby. That doesn't seem right to me. I'd bring her to another vet for a second oppinion. Do you have any specialty hospitals in your area? It could be a lot of things causing it. Neorological or Orthoapedic. A back injury such as a slipped disk could also cause her not to be able to use her back legs. please, take her to another vet, preferable someone highly respected in your area or a specialty hospital. Good Luck. E.