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We just recently purchased a pure bread black brindle male cane corso puppy. He was a little aggressive at first but has warmed up to us wonderfully. We got home at 8 weeks old and recently had his ear clipped around 12 - 14 weeks old. We brought him home from vet and he was acting fine but by the end of the evening he was sleeping or lying around a lot. When we were getting ready for bed we went to put him in our doggy room, big closed in screened porch, and noticed he was struggling walking. He ate and drank but still wasn’t moving quite right. The next morning he couldn’t hardly walk at all. We took him to the vet. The vet told us over phone that it must be a tick somewhere because the surgery went very smoothly. After checking the pup over the vet said that he seemed to yelp when touching his hind quarters more than other places. He just didn’t seem to feel good to us. The vet asked had there been any trauma since the surgery for ears and the only thing we could think of was when he tried to get off couch and fell on his back. The vet gave him a steroid earlier today hoping to see improvement but there hasn’t been any. I’m worried there is an underlying genetic disorder or possibly hip dysplasia. Wondering if anyone could shed some light with their own experiences. The vet is a trusted friend so I know there was no foul play on his part. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Has there been any kind of imaging done of his back/spine/hips, like an X-ray? I'd definitely start there to see if there's anything obvious. I'm assuming you've already ruled out tick borne illness, as that was your vet's first guess? It also may be necessary to seek a second opinion from a specialist in neurology (if the issue seems to be spine related) or orthopedics (if it seems to be in the hips), or find a general practice vet who has more experience in those issues. I'm sure your friend is a great vet, but there's no shame in this being outside his wheelhouse and needing to refer you on to someone with different skillsets or experience.

You definitely want to move quickly - hip dysplasia in particular has some highly successful treatments that need to be done while the puppy is still young, so if that's the problem you'll want to know ASAP so you have a wider range of treatment options.
 

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Has there been any kind of imaging done of his back/spine/hips, like an X-ray? I'd definitely start there to see if there's anything obvious. I'm assuming you've already ruled out tick borne illness, as that was your vet's first guess? It also may be necessary to seek a second opinion from a specialist in neurology (if the issue seems to be spine related) or orthopedics (if it seems to be in the hips), or find a general practice vet who has more experience in those issues. I'm sure your friend is a great vet, but there's no shame in this being outside his wheelhouse and needing to refer you on to someone with different skillsets or experience.

You definitely want to move quickly - hip dysplasia in particular Crypto OTC trading platform has some highly successful treatments Fantasy Tabletop Miniature Game - Eldfall Chronicles that need to be done while the puppy is still young, so if that's the problem you'll want to know ASAP so you have a wider range of treatment options.
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I also think that having imaging done on the area would be a logical next step to see if he sustained some sort of injury to the area. A fall from a couch may seem like no big deal to us or an adult dog, but to a growing puppy it can cause injuries.

Heck, if I fell off the couch I'd probably be sore for a day or two and require a trip to the chiropractor at the very least...
 

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Thank you all for your responses. I went to see him today and he perked up when he saw me but still will not stand and walk. He almost acts depressed. I wish it was as simple as a tick. Our next stop is neurologist. The only thing left to check is spine and nerves. X-ray did reveal slight hip dysplasia but vet said it wasn’t that serious. Thanks again everyone!
 

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Sounds like a good plan. It does seem like there's more going on than just hips if he can't stand at all. You might still want those hip x-rays checked out by an orthopedic specialist, just in case there's things you can do to reduce the risk of those becoming a bigger problem down the line, but having a neurologist evaluate him is definitely higher priority right now.
 

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Hi,
We just recently purchased a pure bread black brindle male cane corso puppy. He was a little aggressive at first but has warmed up to us wonderfully. We got home at 8 weeks old and recently had his ear clipped around 12 - 14 weeks old. We brought him home from vet and he was acting fine but by the end of the evening he was sleeping or lying around a lot. When we were getting ready for bed we went to put him in our doggy room, big closed in screened porch, and noticed he was struggling walking. He ate and drank but still wasn’t moving quite right. The next morning he couldn’t hardly walk at all. We took him to the vet. The vet told us over phone that it must be a tick somewhere because the surgery went very smoothly. After checking the pup over the vet said that he seemed to yelp when touching his hind quarters more than other places. He just didn’t seem to feel good to us. The vet asked had there been any trauma since the surgery for ears and the only thing we could think of was when he tried to get off couch and fell on his back. The vet gave him a steroid earlier today hoping to see improvement but there hasn’t been any. I’m worried there is an underlying genetic disorder or possibly hip dysplasia. Wondering if anyone could shed some light with their own experiences. The vet is a trusted friend so I know there was no foul play on his part. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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So, responding to my previous post. Thank you for all the suggestions! That’s exactly why I wanted to be a member on here. Great news! I brought the pup home because the vet said there was nothing else they could do. The sent us home with a steroid pill and another pill. Token into fourths. The first day I put a towel under his belly to relieve pressure on legs and he would try to walk. The next day he started getting up and walking very wobbly but still trying to walk. The following day he was even better and now is 99% back to his normal self. My family and I have about decided that something went wrong with the anesthesia from getting his ears clipped. I’m hoping he’s on the road to a full recovery! X-ray and blood tests showed no problem. It’s the craziest thing!
 
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