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My dog cannot stand or walk
My dog cannot stand or walk since Tuesday morning, he is an 8 year old terry-poo, last week he was acting like he had a pulled muscle near his left shoulder, went to the vet, had x-rays, blood work, but nothing showed up.  They suggested a neuroligist but they are not available near our town.  
The vet kept him yesterday for the full day and gave him steroid medication every 3 hours but still no improment.  He is home now and I am giving him steroid pills 2 per day and he is also on antibiotics, his white blood count was low and the vet said he either had possible infection or a tumor.  Vet suggested maybe he had a stroke.  Should I encourage my dog to stand and walk, should I be trying something else?

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514916 tn?1224521687
I do not have the answer or advice...But, welcome to the site,,,,great people here, keep checking in....sooner or later,,,,you will get responses w/advice/suggestions/etc...
Also, here is a vet named Dr. Cheng,,,,go type another posted comment in the doctor forum for dogs and see what the response is there too....
I would keep dog just quiet, comfortable until you know forsure whats happening???
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I agree to let him rest, and have the vet run more tests...how did you leave it off with the ver?  Did he say when to come back?  

I hope all works out well with your pooch...it is so heartbreaking to see them sick.
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If you think your "boy" won't be too stressed out by having more tests the IMHO have them done.  There could be any number of things that are causing this - from canine MS to a stroke - a mild stroke.  If it was a stroke, he could have physiotherapy.

Is it possible it could be arthritis?  Did he have X rays?  Arthritis can be treated and controlled (our Akita has it).

The only person who can determine this is a vet.

Have you tried asking Dr. Cheng on this website?  I've heard she is quite good.

I have seen dogs of all sizes who can't walk but are otherwise fine being put in what looks like a baby carriage but is meant for dogs.  I've seen everything from a rottie to a little Yorkie in these carriages so they can get around.

It depends on what your dog's problem is.  I hope the little guy is feeling better and it sounds like you are doing everything you can for him.

Let us all know how he is doing.

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