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Paralysis Weakness Dog 10+ Years

Partial paralysis and weakness can look very similar, even to a trained eye. Partial paralysis typically results in a very unsteady gait, falling down, and/or knuckling over of the paws.

Weakness is usually more associated with a tendency for the dog to sit or lay down frequently during what is typically normal activity. The ability to go up stairs or get up from a lying position is often impaired with general weakness.

Complete paralysis results in complete inability to use the limbs at all, and in severe cases, there may be no sensation to touch.

Based on these general criteria, would your best guess be that your dog is experiencing weakness or paralysis?

16 thoughts on “Paralysis Weakness Dog 10+ Years

  1. Tania says:

    Paralysis & weakness with unsteady gate knuckling over of the paws. 10 yrs. PitBull
    Extremely healthy her whole life. Also her tummy appears a bit fatter than should be .Excessively appetite. Drinks normal. Pacing late at nite. Seems restless.

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