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Dog can't move hind legs.

Species: Dog
Breed: Dog- Golden retrieve
Age: Less than 3 mon
What happens if your dog can't move her hind legs without them sliding out from under her???????




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

This sounds like a serious problem.

If your dog can't move her hind legs she may have a serious spinal injury. This could be because of a trauma (i.e. an accident), or it could be because of either intervertebral disc disease or a fibrocartilaginous embolism.

All of these problems are extremely serious. If your dog is unable to stand on her hind legs then she needs to see a vet immediately.

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