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ok, so I was checking her spine and I think its her back causing this, so I will be making an appointment with the chiropracter, but I wondered if anyone might have seen this before? the sliding is not the floor, she was doing the same on the rug behind her shortly before the clip. you will also notice that when she walks away her hocks are turned in then her legs get wider and wider the farther she goes..this is "normal" walking for her. sometimes when she is running(and she LOVES to run) her back legs will give out from under her and she will fall over..it does not seem to cause her any pain at all, just stiffness after she's been laying down for a while.
My new old guy's legs do the same thing, he is so very weak in the hind end. Falls over easily. They seem extremely similar in their issues. He does run,jump, jump backwards, do stairs, but he came here ostensibly paralyzed, so his progress has been great overall. His legs fail him and if I am behind him on the stairs, I have to guide his hips with a hand under belly. Doesn't seem to bother him, he keeps trying. Can't jump as well as he could at first, hard to watch that, but again, he keeps on trying. Just a thought that might help a little, make sure the hair on the pads of her feet (between her toes) is trimmed up short. Some spray on her pads might help with the slipping and give her feet some purchase on the floor. I don't know what causes this, but my new old guy's estimated age is 14, on top of the paralysis and being hit by a car and neuro Dx.
How old is Ladybug? She doesn't seem to be in pain and neither does my guy. They are trying to adjust to legs that won't do what they want them to do.
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she was rescued from the streets a year ago, her age is a mystery. I feed a raw diet and all my dogs look and act years younger then they are, so we dont know how much her condtion before was from age or malnourishment, and how much her condition now is do to proper care or the raw diet. she has been guessed as young as 7 now, but the condtion she was in before she was guessed about 13.
yes, she does not seem to be in any pain, which is why we havent really pursued it much, but I have gotten more concerned because in the last month or so, its gotten much worse REALLY fast.
I always try to keep the hair trimmed between the pads on all my dogs..its not so easy with her though, she is super touchy about her feet it took a few months just to be able to touch her feet without her taking a go at my face! I can now clip her nails pretty easily after a year and bit(though I need her leashed to my waist), but getting near her feet long enugh to clip the fur between her paws still proves tricky. she has neopaws boots to help her out sometimes, but she cant really wear those all the time lol
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