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    So for the last two weeks Jovi has been limping on her right leg and then all of a sudden she couldnt lift herself even up so we rushed her to the Animal ER and the vet said her left leg was swollen and sore and ALL she prescribed us were pain meds after a HUGE freaking vet bill. Which has now left me completely broke. So a week later (today) she is not even able to lift herself up. I have tried to get her out of her crate and she will move her front body up and instantly slip and fall down, her back legs will not work. I don't know what to do and I am furiated that the vet didnt even prescribe anti inflammatory pills. Anybody know what could be the issue?


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    oh no! i have no clue what it could be, but i'm going to tag a few members that may know ... hope they'll chime in soon.
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    Omg, this is awful news! Is her leg still swollen? Something is certainly not right. I know valley fever can cause leg mobility issues, other than that I can only think something may be going on with her spine? Have you taken her temperature?

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    Yes the vet took blood work and her temp and all she said was her right leg (i accidently said left leg) was swollen and she probably sprained it. But not it seems that both of her back legs are not working. When I pick Jovi up and she stands she puts ALL of her weight on the front of her and her back legs hover over the floor


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    Both back legs are not working now? Did they check her hips or anything with X-ray?

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    How was she all week... fine or did it come and go? Did they do any x-ray? Is there another vet or ER that you can go to ? I know you stated you are broke, but maybe a place that takes Care Credit? As I am also thinking spine or hips
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    Im thinking hips too, did they xray her hips?

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    Oh no April, I'm so sorry you're going through this with Jovi, poor baby. I agree with others, she should be re checked with an x-ray to make sure nothing is going on with her hips or spine. Did she maybe jump up or down something too hard or too high? I would take her back, maybe to an ER vet and have then X-ray her, and give her some anti inflammatories. It sounds like hip Displasia, or maybe a disc problem. I hope she is okay. Please keep us posted.
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    no they did not do xrays she told us to go to a regular vet as it would be cheaper to do xrays. she did feel her hips and everything and said all she could feel and notice was her right leg being swollen. and yes both back legs are not working... and as for her being this week she was in and out. she would be really bad, but then sometimes she would walk with a limp and would try to play but shes suppose to be on "bed rest" so we didnt play and she would go to sleep after 5 mins of trying to. all shes been really doing is sleeping, she barely eats. I had to make her eat a bowl of food today. and i also have to force her to stand up to go outside and go potty


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    Quote Originally Posted by xxaprilrose View Post
    no they did not do xrays she told us to go to a regular vet as it would be cheaper to do xrays. she did feel her hips and everything and said all she could feel and notice was her right leg being swollen. and yes both back legs are not working... and as for her being this week she was in and out. she would be really bad, but then sometimes she would walk with a limp and would try to play but shes suppose to be on "bed rest" so we didnt play and she would go to sleep after 5 mins of trying to. all shes been really doing is sleeping, she barely eats. I had to make her eat a bowl of food today. and i also have to force her to stand up to go outside and go potty
    Is your vet open tomorrow? I would have her in for x-ray and eval.... if she is not eating then she is probably in pain.

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    Im so sorry about all of this, I'd seek a second opinion. She should be eating.

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    i ran to petsmart and got some asprin that works as a pain reliever and anti imflamitory. we gave her one of her pains meds given by the vet 3 hours ago (she gets 1 tab every 8 hours) would it be okay to give her asprin? or would that be too much. tomorrow I have to work but my boyfriends grandma is going to bring her in to get xrays. I just made her go outside and she was able to stand long enough to pee. She has not actually gone poop though in a few hours, I would say about 5 hours and that was before I made her eat her food. So i am wondering if she has to but it hurts to much to do that.... :[


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