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Old 12-01-2015, 01:22 PM
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Hello everyone, last week my 4 year old chihuahua jumped onto the sofa which he had always done but this time it hurt. He yelped so we figured maybe it was just a kink in his neck. He walked around fine. Just afraid to jump. A day or two later he would yelp from pain but still walked around. Took him to the vet an they saw nothing in xrays an blood tests were normal. They dont have a mri scan so we couldnt see his spinal cord. A day later his hind legs became weak where he would stumble an wobble. Thanksgiving evening he was paralyzed on his rears. He couldnt stand up or move his legs at all. The past two days he has been wanting to lift his rear up but cant. Its more of a hop. When he urinates we hold his legs up an he can stand on them now but then they collapse. He urinates an goes the number 2. His tail curls up when doing so. He can feel his lower back, tail, legs an feet. The doctor has him on prednisone. Once a day 2.5mg in case he has inflammation. Does this sound like a slip or ruptured disc? Last night he cried all night. I feel sad and bad for him
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Take him to a chiropractor and get him adjusted. I can't tell you how often a pet has come into our office with same symptoms and a tale of a bad jump off the bed or couch, etc. They get adjusted once or twice and they are good to go.

Seriously, call a chiropractor. And the chiropractor will be WAY cheaper than the vet - between $30 - 50, depending where you live. Many of them would do it for free. I know we do.
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Take him to a chiropractor and get him adjusted. I can't tell you how often a pet has come into our office with same symptoms and a tale of a bad jump off the bed or couch, etc. They get adjusted once or twice and they are good to go.

Seriously, call a chiropractor.
Hi, does that require leaving him over night or hows that work? Only chiropractor close is 2hrs away.
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Hi, does that require leaving him over night or hows that work? Only chiropractor close is 2hrs away.
It takes five minutes to adjust someone - dog or person.

Where are you located?
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Aww poor baby! I don't have any experience with this so I can't offer any help, but I hope your little guy is feeling better soon! Nothing worse in the world than a pup in pain and not being able to fix it
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Hi, does that require leaving him over night or hows that work? Only chiropractor close is 2hrs away.
It takes five minutes to adjust someone - dog or person.

Where are you located?
Im by uvalde texas
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Im by uvalde texas
Texas is a HUGE chiropractic state because there are two chiropractic universities there. You should have no problem finding a chiropractor. We lived in Texas for many years as hubby went to chiropractic school there. There are at least ten chiropractors within 20 minutes of Uvalde. Start calling them and find one to adjust your dog who is suffering.
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Im by uvalde texas
Texas is a HUGE chiropractic state because there are two chiropractic universities there. You should have no problem finding a chiropractor. We lived in Texas for many years as hubby went to chiropractic school there. There are at least ten chiropractors within 20 minutes of Uvalde. Start calling them and find one to adjust your dog who is suffering.
I cant find any dog chiropractors in this area. Just the vet which didnt offer it
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