Boxer is down in back leg and kinda crawls around? Was fine a day before…

Boxer is down in back leg and kinda crawls around? Was fine a day before? When she gets up can stand for awhile but one paw folds back when she trys to get up? Don’t see any scrares? Help

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Jana Rade
6 years ago

Randy, if this happened to my dog I’d be at the emergency vet right away.

Are there any signs of back or neck pain? Were there any other symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting, drooling …?

You might be looking at anything from tick paralysis (please do check for ticks), clots, emboli to infections of the brain or spine …

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/neurological/c_dg_paralysis

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/16_7/features/five-things-dog-paralyzed_20785-1.html

Christina Chambreau
6 years ago

totally agree with Jana – you need professional care now. If you have not yet gone to the emergency clinic (or even if you did) I strongly recommend finding an integrative veterinarian with whom to work. This is a person trained in many different approaches, including using conventional drugs only when absolutely needed. Working with one can increase the chance that your cherished companion can live a long and healthy life after recovering from this current problem. If it is a slipped disc, for instance, acupuncture or homeopathy can often result in full recovery without the need for surgery. There… Read more »

Kelly Furgason
6 years ago

I strongly agree with the advice given..please take your dog to be seen by a veterinarian. This could be any number of things going on with your dog. My old boxer would do this occasionally but she had lost muscle mass in her hind end over the course of several months which caused this to occur. 

Please take her to a veterinarian and get an exam at the minimum. 

Good Luck!

~kelly