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My French dogs back legs have gone limp, I just came out of

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My French bull dogs back legs have gone limp
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does anything look different with the Bulldog's legs/feet? When did this start?
Customer: I just came out of hospital today after a few days he was fine before I was admitted
JA: And what's the Bulldog's name and age?
Customer: nino
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Nino?
Customer: Around 4years No
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Nino.Can he stand on the legs when you stand him up?Is he distressed, crying or trembling?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No he can not stand
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
he is not in distress
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He is literally dragging his back legs
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
can’t support them when I try to stand him up on them
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Thank you.Is it possible he's had a trauma or eaten something toxic?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No I highly doubt this
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Understood, sure.I'm just typing my full reply now which will take a few minutes.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I have just come out of hospital today and had a friend watching him but yet had nothing to report
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.
While there are a few considerations here, Nino's signs would most likely be caused by a slipped disc in his back which is compressine his spinal cord (intervertebral disc disease).Other considerations would include an embolism, abscess or tumour affecting the spinal cord.He needs to see a vet as an emergency. This is because if he does have a slipped disc, time is of the essence when it comes to treating him.Some cases are managed with strong pain relief, anti inflammatories and cage rest while others would need surgery. If surgery is needed, prognosis for full recovery is better the sooner it is done.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Oh wow
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Do we know what the estimate would be for these
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.
The first thing to do is to call your local emergency clinic for a consult.This tends to cost about £150-200 out of hours.They can then run through what may be going on and what their costs are, after he's been examined.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thank you
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Do you have any vets you could refer me to please
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.
What is your postcode please?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.

Without a postcode I'm afraid I could not make local recommendations but hopefully Nino has now been seen?

How is he doing?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 7 days ago.

I do hope this has helped and please let me know if there is anything else,

Take care,

Linda.