The dog's hind legs swelled

The hosts, suddenly witnessed how their dogs suddenly refused paws, are very lost, not knowing what to do and how to help the pet.

Yesterday they were happy with the way their pet played fast, and today lies, unable to get up.

The reasons for the failure of the dog's paws

There may be many reasons why dogs can refuse paws. Often they become different injuries:

The cause is also the disease:

Spinal pathology is also possible, whicharises from the influence of adverse factors on the spinal cord. Frequent satellites of lesions of the spinal cord in the thoracic and lumbar part - paresis and paralysis. Most often, the paws of dogs suffer from falls (especially in small breeds), auto-injuries, strokes and strong bites during fights.

To the failure of the paws can lead even unsuccessfuljump, sharp turn or slip of the dog on the ice crust. At this point, the integrity of the structure of the spinal column is violated at the site of spinal trauma, there is an edema that compresses the radicular nerves and spinal cord.

Nerve cells die and the dog can not walk. Limbs can be denied in degenerative diseases of the spine, spondylosis, that is, "local aging" of individual vertebral segments. Spondylosis in dogs proceeds very slowly, and is practically not detected at an early stage.

Tumors of the dog. which gradually develop in the spinal cord or close proximity to it lead to vertebral column fractures and pathological changes in it.

When the process worsens, there is swelling and spine cord roots are squeezed. The dog is not only denied hind legs, but the back is arched, defecation and urination are disturbed.

The most severe form of lesion is considered to beosteocondritis of the spine. It occurs with rheumatoid lesions, genetically caused developmental defects, blood microcirculation disorders, spine trauma. French bulldogs often have discopathy.

This is due to their anatomical structure, when inDuring the selection, the spine became elongated, and now it experiences heavy loads. As a result, the disc may fall out, both during jumping and active movements, and at rest.

What to do if the dog has no back or front legs

First of all it is necessary to urgently appeal toveterinarian, without losing a minute, because with some diseases with such a symptom, lost time can be costly, and timely intervention of a specialist can completely restore all motor functions and stop the pathological process.

The doctor will assess the condition of the dog, check the availabilitypain reactions, safety of reflexes and sensitivity of extremities. To establish the correct diagnosis, certain procedures are required:

  • radiography,
  • myelography,
  • delivery of laboratory tests.

According to the results of these studies, the form of treatment will be chosen. It can be conservative therapy or a surgical intervention - depending on the diagnosed disease.