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YorkshireLass

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Re: Temporary loss of use of back legs?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2018, 06:20:15 pm »
This sounds eerily similar to what happened to my BC a few years ago. She'd have been 6 ish? Maybe 7? No sudden crash, but just didn't have strength in her back end to walk. I can't honestly remember how it resolved in detail, only that the vet didn't find anything initially, next step would have been MRI but I didn't have the money and she seemed to be improving. I presume we ruled out anything like infection or some sort of bug bite reaction, or.....


My personal best guess is a minor stroke, only because of the loss of movement and some interesting personality changes afterwards.


Nothing similar has happened before or since, she's in fine health now, and I've not heard of anything similar in other dogs until now.


Always a good idea to check diet and exercise anyway. Hope she keeps getting better!


Out of interest, where in the country was she bred? Mine's from Wales. Highly unlikely to be a family thing but you never know!
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Temporary loss of use of back legs?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2018, 09:52:50 pm »
A neighbour had a similar thing with one of his young collies a while ago.
Had run in a trial one day and absolutely fine.
Next day couldn't get up to stand. Took to the vet but by then was improving. Improvement continued and vet couldn't find a problem. Neighbour thought that maybe the dog had a trapped nerve.


As far as I know it made a full recovery.

Penninehillbilly

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  • West Yorks
Re: Temporary loss of use of back legs?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2018, 12:58:44 am »

Out of interest, where in the country was she bred? Mine's from Wales. Highly unlikely to be a family thing but you never know!


No idea, rescue dogs, brought up from a smallholding in Norfolk.

doganjo

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Re: Temporary loss of use of back legs?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 05:03:33 pm »
A neighbour had a similar thing with one of his young collies a while ago.
Had run in a trial one day and absolutely fine.
Next day couldn't get up to stand. Took to the vet but by then was improving. Improvement continued and vet couldn't find a problem. Neighbour thought that maybe the dog had a trapped nerve.


As far as I know it made a full recovery.
More likely lack of blood sugars
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doganjo

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Re: Temporary loss of use of back legs?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2018, 05:05:27 pm »
Thanks doganjo,
I don't think think they get skin, but I'll check with bossman - No they don't
They won't be getting chicken tonight, he brought a live one home, I'm not doing it. I wonder if she will survive and lay ?? He thinks it's a male. It just sits there, big fat white thing ?
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lol fat lazy cockerel somebody dumped maybe.

Cabbage is apparently good for weight loss if you can get the dog to eat it - maybe chopped up small and mixed well?
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