Our small dog can't walk and has a really bad skin issue. She's biting and licking all the time. What can we do for her?

Our dog is 5 year old Lhasa Apso named Shushu. Last October we took her to a pet hospital with life threatening symptoms. She had a fever of 107, multiple seizures, and her back legs went stiff. We still dont know what the problem is. Her back legs are still stiff and straight out behind her so she cant walk and she has this skin irritation. All of her skin is really pink and she bites at her hips and tail all the time. Any ideas what we can do for her?

Asked by Member 1118898 on Jul 3rd 2012 in Skin Problems
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

I would take her back to the vet and/or a different vet. I don't know where you live but, did the vet check her for tick borne diseases? She may also have 2 different things going on. They can have the symptoms you describe. Good Luck!

Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 7/3/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Well the stiff legs can be an indication of arthritis.Skin irritation can occur due to several reasons like food allergy, medicine allergy, ticks and fleas etc. Check thoroughly if she has ticks or fleas, if that is the case you can avail tick and flea control powder. If it is an allergy then you have to see a vet to diagnose what the actual problem is.

Member 1107927 answered on 7/4/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


As the other post said, you may want to go to another vet for the seizures. Perhaps she has epilepsy? The red skin irritation may have nothing to do with the seizures & stiff legs, but be allergies. You might try something like PETfection Deodorizer/Allergy Spray. It is 100% Organic, Non Toxic, and is amazing at helping with itchy spots/dry skin/bumps/etc. Using an organic product is a great way to treat her without adding anymore stress to her body like chemical-filled products can.

Petri answered on 7/9/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I would try a different Vet and the biting issue may be from tingling due to the feeling partialy coming into that area or the pinkness and itch from a shin mite or chewing lice you may want to try K9 advantix that includes chewing lice on the package but a different vet would be your best bet

Member 1120530 answered on 7/13/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer