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Old 06-08-2011, 01:37 AM
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hi everyone, i had a yorkie puppy and he's 2 months old but he can't walk or even stand up. his legs are responding but i just don't see the problem, whether the legs are not strong enough or not. he's not active like other puppies. i tried to go to the vet and they give him vitamins but i don't see any progress. please tell me what to do cause i feel so sorry for him
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:42 AM
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What did the vet say? Sounds like if you haven't found help with the vet you went to, you need to find another vet who might be able to help you. It would be very hard I think to help you over the internet, not knowing what is causing the problems. Meanwhile, try helping the pup stand up on carpet, no slippery footing at all - help and support him - maybe he slipped on slick footing and is now afraid.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:47 AM
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the vet said that the brain skeleton i don't know what is it called, haven't closed yet so the puppy don't have any balance.is it true ?
by the way, thank you for answering, i really appreciate it
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what? how long has this been going on? when did you go to the vet? any vomiting? loss of appetite? you need to take him to a new vet ASAP... as was said above, this isn't something you'll find help with over the internet.
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it was like a week ago i went to the vet. there's no vomiting, he likes to eat, everything is perfectly fine , he just can't stand up. well okay then, thank you for answeringHY
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As fawkese1 says, please go back to your vet or, better still, find a different vet. It is not normal for a puppy not to be able to use its legs. He won't probably be as stable as an adult dog but at two months old he should be able to stand up. Are you having to carry him everywhere at the moment?
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[quote=Sarah W;148830]As fawkese1 says, please go back to your vet or, better still, find a different vet. It is not normal for a puppy not to be able to use its legs. He won't probably be as stable as an adult dog but at two months old he should be able to stand up. Are you having to carry him everywhere at the moment?[/QUOTE

Well, yeah I carry him only at meal time cause he's not able to stand up..alright then, I'll go to a different vet and hopefully problem solved
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Great - please tell us how you get on. Good luck.
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Of course. Thank you all.
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Did the vet use the term "Spina bifida?" Its a birth defect where the spinal chord does not get totally closed over and protected by bone during development.

Does pup have bladder and bowel control? In this sort of birth defect this can vary according to the severity of the defect. In humans (and I presume dogs as well) as the animal matures, the condition can show some signs of improvement.

Anyway, if this is the problem, I'd just recommend you do a lot of research and try to determine how bad the problem is and how much you may or may not be able to help the puppy as he grows up. There is a lot on the internet about spina bifida.
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