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Old 09-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My dog is having trouble standing up

I have a three year old male german shepherd who is having a very hard time getting up. It seems like it is his back legs. We have had him x-rayed and the vet can't seem to find anything wrong. This is my first shepherd and we love him very much. Does anyone have any thoughts on what we can do to help him.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How about an MRI
SOunds like what Donna's foster dog Venessa went through
and she had a disc problem
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Sometimes soft tissue injuries will not show on xrays. Could be an injured ligament, degenerative mylopathy (aneuroligical condition) ,spondylosis (a spinal condition).

How long has this been going on and have you seen a fall or something that cold have precipitated this episode?

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It could be a pinched nerve, some sort of spinal compression or a neurological problem. You need to see a specialist.
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