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San Diego Pug Club Message Board › Possible Spine Problem - Any Recommendations?

Possible Spine Problem - Any Recommendations?

San Diego, CA
Post #: 17
Hi everyone!

Our pug Daisy has recently started to have a case of what I call, "tipsy legs" - her back two legs are a bit unsteady, one more so than the other. She is still mobile and hasn't lost control of her bowels or anything, but there's clearly an issue.

We've taken her to the vet and they prescribed Prednisone. We've also been keeping her crated and carrying her everywhere.

The vet said that she may need an MRI (and possible surgery, of course) if things don't get better. Does anyone have any recommendations for spine/neurology specialists/surgeons?

Alison Jerry Ringo...
Group Organizer
Las Vegas, NV
Post #: 47

First of all I would like to say that I am so sorry that Daisy is experiencing problems and I hope that a solution will be found as soon as possible.

If you do not mind traveling, the very best specialists that I have found are located in Las Vegas. The practice is called Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center. It is literally a hospital for animals with a full rehabilitation center. People travel from far and wide to secure the absolute best care for their beloved pets. I can't recommend them highly enough. Dr. Mason saved my Little Jerry's life with just minutes to spare in 2009 after a lung torsion was misdiagnosed by another vet. Tomorrow morning, Dr. Mason will be operating on my baby girl Izzi, who has been diagnosed with severe patellar luxation in both hind legs and has some trouble walking. There are several other specialists there...cardiologists, oncologists, opthamologists, and surgeons of every type.

The website address for the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center is

If Las Vegas is too far, hopefully another member will chime in with something closer to you.

Please feel free to contact me if I can help Daisy in any way.

Kindest regards,

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