Help! My dog's hind legs suddenly don't work, and he's looking really desperate, what do I do?
My dog is a pekingnese/toy poodle mix and he's about 9 years old. He's overweight and slowly he's been losing the solidity. However, recently he's been having trouble beside his right hind leg. He'd act like its injured, but by the next couple days it would be fine. Then a week-month following it happens again.
Today. His hind legs completely don't work. He's dragging them around or he acts like he's drunk. His muscles on the side (sorta where on earth the kidneys would be?) feel very hard. His total bodies muscles can suddenly feel really hard and he'll be really uncomfortable and enjoy a hard time breathing.
Right now he's sleeping and snoring loudly. He seems okay immediately. But it does not seem okay. I'm taking him to the vet the earliest possible time this morning.
What is going on?
Im not sure what i could advise you but i really hope your dog get better.
Try searching www.google.com for dog conditions there could be a lot of information on within about it.
The quicker you take her to the vets the better .
Good luck x
Get off of your computer and take the dog to your vet. They can refer you to a canine orthopedic vet. What are you waiting for?
I had a peke-a-poo, same as your dog, she lived to 15 1/2 yrs. She had the same symptoms you are describing. I took her to the vet at the birth, she had had a stroke and was surrounded by kidney failure. It happened unbelievably fast.
appreciation so much for the update, very glad everything turned out ok!
Best of luck to both of you
hope this helped
Straight to the vet! Quick...What are you waiting for??
You need to draw from the dog to vet now, there is as you know some thing seriously wrong. If the dog is in a minute dragging it's legs it may ne neurological. With the dog being the age it is I would be concerned that it's organs and muscles are shutting down. I am not trying to scare you but I have see this happen be for. So you really need to find a animal ER now. I am so sorry that your dog is sick, it kill us when our pet's get sick mine are like my kids. Good luck and I hope every thing works out for you please preserve us posted.
Much as I hate to utter it, you might want to think about how much you're actually inclined to spend and have to spend before you get to the vet's bureau and be prepared to make some hard decisions whether you don't have that kind of money. I have see some amazing results of surgery for dogs with slipped discs, but I've also seen the risks of surgery, especially for an elder dog, so do think carefully.
Best of luck to you and your poor puppy.
ask your vet if he might have arthritis ...but that is newly a guess.
maybe he is allergic to something?
no, thats really stupid.
uhh...hmmm...im not quite certain but i hope everything works out!
keep us posted.