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Old April 30th, 2010, 09:52 AM
rustybucket rustybucket is offline
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Location: Valdosta, Ga
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Recently Paralyzed, cause unknown,

Hello all! This is my first post here on the forum, just found you guys on Google.

My dog Buddy (10 yr old Chow/Akita mix) has recently become paralyzed in his rear legs. This all started last Monday at lunch when he didn't want to go back outside when it was time for me to go back to work. By Wednesday his back-end was very 'wobbly', by Friday he no longer had use of his rear legs.

The vet has prescribed muscle relaxers, pain relievers and prednisone but has not been able to give a diagnosis.

On Wed (when wobblyness began) I took him to the vet for the first time. While at the vet I noticed a lump/knot on the left side (port side) of his spine mid-ways between his shoulder and hips. He is EXTREMEMLY tender/sensitive around this knot/lump.

At this point I'm literally out of options other than a VERY costly MRI.

I have x-rays and more detailed information posted online at:

Thanks again for any guidance, assistance or suggestions you may be able to provide.
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