My 8 year old chihuahua last week was complaining of pain in her left front leg. I went to the pet store and got her some doggie aspirin. This afternoon after her name she got up from her bed and I noticed her staring at me. I was calling her over to me but she was just sitting there. I finally got her to move and she was not able to stand on her hind legs. Tonight she will move and try to walk but her hind legs collapse. Any Ideas as to what might be wrong?
It's obviously something neurological, meaning the actual problem could be anywhere from her brain to her spine and other nerves. Since she's now considered a senior at 8 years old, a stroke might be another possibility. Whatever the problem is, I can tell you it's not something that you should sit and wonder about. Your dog needs a veterinary exam and fast. Get her in first thing tomorrow. Even if the problem isn't serious yet, it will only get worse and more expensive the longer you wait.
Please post back and let us know what your vet has to say. I really hope it's not too serious! :-)
I forgot to mention that weakness in the rear legs can sometimes indicate a urinary tract infection as well. Since the right foreleg appears to be involved as well, I didn't think of that until after I hit the Post button. I hate when that happens! :-)
Thank you for your input. I do have an appt for her this morning. I was just looking for some feedback before I went to the vet. Her legs seem to be a tiny bit stronger this morning. I will just have to wait and see. The vets office seem to think that she was getting to much aspirin, even though I was giving her the recommended dose. Anyway, it is scary! I will give you an update when I get back. Thank you soo much again!
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