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Q. My dog is 8 years old Akita and today all of sudden she couldnt stand up and seemed like her rear legs were paralyzed. What could be her problems ?

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. Severe hip dysplasia (hip arthritis) is usually the cause in older dogs, although it could also be related to her collapsing from an internal disease.

Take her to the vet in order to get diagnosed, these conditions can sometimes be treated very successfully for a long time with dog pain killers and anti inflamatories.


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