Q. My dog is 75-80 lbs. mix Shep13 yrs.Could not get up,back legs flopping Then again today, lost balancethen ok to walk back legs shake at times?Lyme?
AMY S. EUTSEY, DVM
A. There are numerous things that could be causing these symptoms. Lunes disease is on the list, but if she does not have other symptoms (fever, lethargy), it is likely something else. Degenerative myelopathy and degenerative spinal disc disease would be my first thoughts knowing her age and breed. It is important that you seek veterinary help to determine what the cause actually is because proper treatment depends on proper diagnosis.