Spinal injuries

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Spinal injuries can be really serious. In most cases, if your dog has a spinal injury, there will be a degree of paralysis or they will be unable to properly use at least their back legs, if not all four of their limbs. You may also find that they lose control of their bladder and potentially their faeces as well, and will toilet involuntarily. With these cases, there is nothing that you can do, you just need to get them seen by the vet as soon as you possibly can and not let them move any further than they need to, even if they are able to walk and potentially drag their legs. Do not let them do this because it could make the situation much, much worse. Ideally, do not let them bend their back and carry them as safely as you possibly can and get them to the vets.