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What could be wrong with the dog?

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by hollysh, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. hollysh

    hollysh Active Member Registered

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    One of my dog owner's this morning (I'm a dog walker) rung me to say that her dog has been taken to the vet. She's been kept overnight and has had to have blood tests. Apparently she woke up and the dog didn't want to move and she couldn't stand up.
    The day before she had been a walk with me in the morning (nothing out of the ordinary). Then the owner took her out in the evening she said she was running around. She did say in passing that at one point she sprinted off when she saw a fox.
    Could it be something, if she came across a fox that could be passed on to her? I know its hard to diagnose. Feeling worried now.
    She said she couldn't put one foot in front of the other and her neck was stiff. Couldn't stand. I feel just eating something or stepping on something wouldn't cause this.
     
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    Could be a stroke, or something involving nerve damage? I wouldn’t worry until they diagnose it, could be completely unrelated to her activities.
     
  3. merlina

    merlina Well-Known Member Registered

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    I'd say cervical pain- running after fox means a huge effort- maybe inflamed a disk in her neck. And nothing from a fox could come on this quickly- so an injury is more likely. Idiopathic vestibular syndrome (a sort-of dog stroke) presents with more general symptoms than you describe. Good luck to the dog in question.
     
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  4. hollysh

    hollysh Active Member Registered

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    They are suggesting polyarthritis. They are putting her on steroids.
     
  5. merlina

    merlina Well-Known Member Registered

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    Wishing her well- steroids should at least take down her swelling and pain at the damage site.
     
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    Sorry to hear that , hope the steroids help her.
     

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