|Posted on March 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM|
Sudden occurrence of hind leg weakness paralysis in dogs is among major queries made by pet lovers. The situation may arise from various causes. One should understand one fact that once there is paralysis of a part of the body animal loses control over it. If the body part under paralysis are legs than pet find itself unable to move from one place to the other. Situation does not end here it leads to the initiation of various vicious cycles of muscle degeneration in leg muscles. Pet slowly and slowly loses muscle strength and after certain period the condition become almost irreversible. One should concentrate on the fact that even if found underlying cause recovery in such cases usually takes time. Allopath alone cannot answer in such cases; assistance from well proofed sciences like Rehabilitation is a better answer to such problems. It is always essential to maintain blood circulation in the affected part to revive the strength of the muscles. Major pity is that dog hind leg weakness or paralysis is among major causes leading to euthanasia in pet animal veterinary practice in developing countries like India .Dog hind leg weakness may arise from multiple etiologies starting from simple trauma to more severe problems like degenerative myelopathy. One should be clear about type of first aid required by such dog. If there is no spinal injury, immediate arrangement for some ambulation aid like wheelchair dog cart must be provided to the pet. It will not only bring pet and its owner out of mental trauma but also increase chances of recovery to much greater percentage.