Originally Posted by Blake
i have a 6 year old dachshund myself. their backs are notoriously bad because of their long bodies. they don't have any extra vertebrae to compensate for that long body. over the course of their lives, they jump, roughhouse, etc., and it degrades their back. it happens sometime.
that's why making sure they don't get overweight is important for them. good luck with the pup. here's mine...he thinks he's people
our lab does that too. actually wakes me up to get under the covers with the wife and I haha.
for the OP, I'm a complete dog guy. my fam as bread litter growing up. always labs. we've had stil births, dead 2 day old pups, and 2 of ours die younger than 4. 1 from cancer, the other from a uterus infection. they all suck. I would do absolutely anything and everything for my dogs. you are doing that. stand by her. pups can still live full lives w/o their back legs, esp small dogs like her. if ur up for it which I can only assume you are keep her in. she'll be down as long as you are.
must love dogs!