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Q. My 3yr old female chiuahua has lost the use of her back legs

A. Your dog may have a back injury, slipped disc or a neurological disorder. I recommend getting her to the vet right away for an exam, labwork and x-rays to determine the cause of her paralysis and get her started on treatment as soon as possible.

Answered By
DEBI MATLACK

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