This is part of the thread, since my dogs ARE family... Our dog Lucky is in bad shape. As soon as I saw him walking strange I told my mom and we took him to the nearest vet. The vet said he had a tightened muscle and he should be fine after some rest and massage. The next day was way worse... Lucky started dragging his rear legs! And he's only 4 1/2 years old even though I know dachshunds are prone to many spine and back problems (i do know my breed). We took him to OUR vet this time and they said that they don't do operations, and the closest place that does operations would be in Los Angeles. We live in North Edwards and our vets place is in Lancaster. I tried talking my parents into at least a dog wheelchair, and my dad said we don't have the money. I'm really worried for Lucky, he's been in the laundry room since (which was about a day ago) and I wrapped bandages on his legs so he wont debride them and get an infection. My dad said that if Lucky gets worse... we have to... _____ so he wont suffer :'( I dont want that to happen, I just dont. Please tell me theres a way to make a dog wheelchair! Lucky is my baby and I dont want him to die... Please can someone help?!? Any other things we can do for him? And the vet said hes doesnt have IDD or slip disk... But Lucky does have some sort of disk problem, I'm researching on what it is. Dont tell me to ask my vet because we did that already! So I need expierienced dog owners to help me and Lucky out... I dont know what else to do other then keep the bandage wrap and massage! I know this is a chicken site, I have those aswell. 18 of them... I thank you whoever will help me with my dilemma! Dog wheelchair that will be comfy and will let him walk again! Please!