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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Rehabilitation Helps Dexter Walk Again

Dexter is a white and brown dachshund.
A 6-year-old dachshund name “Dexter,” was referred to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital by his local veterinarian after he stopped using his hind legs and began dragging them as he walked with his front legs. Dexter was having back pain and an MRI revealed one of his discs was pressing on his spinal cord causing the paralysis in his hind legs, a fairly common condition in dachshunds. » More ...