What could this be down to? As the little daschund we have is 15 years and 5 months the vet has suggested mainly nursing care.She did test (negative) for Cushings disease and his liver was quite bad which apparently rules out a high protein diet to counteract some muscle wastage he has. Again he has bad arthritis but I don't feel the metacam made much difference. I actually saw what happened when he lost his use of the leg. He just stumbled in the kitchen and has never risen to walk since. We have to carry him outside to go to the toilet and to eat-as well as taking him outside for a change of air whenever he is disatisfied (you have to guess what he wants) Since the loss of movement I have isolated the problem to the right front leg and am a little unclear as to whether the left side was similarly affected as he has gained in strength and now can shuffle along the kitchen floor on his knees (ie elbows) as well as finding it easier to go to the toilet outside (that requires a positioning and a tensing of the body to pass stools) So I am wondering if he may regain the use of his right leg ever.And if so what can I do to facilitate that? Could he have suffered a stroke? Could he have a cancer in the shoulder area?