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My dog, a 7yr Lab with about 100 lb that takes Levocrine1.0

My dog, a 7yr Lab with about 100 lb that takes Levocrine1.0 mg did not want to eat yesterday eveniing. he was a little strange, but nothing that could be a warning. I however saw him laying different than normally. Most of the time, normally he lays down with two legs stretched or completely vertical, with the front legs at either side. I didn't see him laying down on his side at all, instead, it looked like a combination of the two styles. This morning, he didn't wake me up as he does every day. I woke up and told him to come for his morning food. He tried to stood up, but it appeared as if he couldn't stand on his legs, in fact, he walked some yards, but laid down again, I could give him with big efforts, 2 dog aspirinsto mitigate any pain he could be having. He was not complaying of any pain. I took him to emergency services. The veterinary inspected him, he let him do and didn't find anything in his mouth, or his temperature. They told me that they needed to make some tests to be able to diagnose the dog. The dog would have to remain 2 days in the hospital, and the cost of the diagnostic would be about $2.000. Well I couldnt pay that much for the diagnostic, so I ended up taking back the dog to my house. It appears that his problem whatever it is is worsening by the minute. When I went to the hospital, he entered the SUV by himself although with some help. When we came back he couldn't do that, I had to enter him in the car. Getting him out of the car was a big problem, he was having pain when I was trying to hold him inmy arms, he even bit me out of pain. It looks that he can't control his entire left side (legs), it is like he has them rigid and can't stand up. his left paw is bent, rigid, and it causes pain to him when I try to straigthten it.I don't know for sure what could have caused this to him. Last week I took him to the Niagara River to swim there. Could he have got a bacteria? Yesterday, when working in the garage, I lost him of sight for a few minutes, I saw him in the porch after such time. There is the possibility that he could have ran out and come back after being hit by a car, but I have not any sign that that could have happen. Other than that, I don't know of anything that could be causing his condition right now. I have him at home resting, and will try to feed him and give him water the best of my ability. Would you have any indication for me?.

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11 year old English lab is suddenly walking flat footed both

11 year old English lab is suddenly walking flat footed both feetJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no its actually looks like all 4 feet recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and on med for thisJA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the dog's name?Customer: brutusJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brutus?Customer: no pretty healthy Just noticed this the last week or soJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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After a walk yesterday it appeared lame on one leg, no visible

after a walk yesterday it appeared lame on one leg, no visible injuries so we tried to rest is. As of today both front legs appear almost lame and the back legs are wobbly tooJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: nothing apparent at allJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Rose and she's between 3 and 4 - rescue so we don't know any moreJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rose?Customer: she has breathing issues which we always knew since we got here - yesterday was also particularly hot so we don't know if that could have an effectJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: thank you

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I have a 2 yr old Blue Heeler that was fine one day and the

I have a 2 yr old Blue Heeler that was fine one day and the next couple of days was getting worse. We live on a 170 acres so she has always been very active. Her symptoms include lethargic, wouldn't come to us, looked away when we called her, shakes, seem to walk a little sideways. We took her to our vet last Tuesday and she is still there. The blood work they ran came back good. They put her on an antibiotic and she seemed like she was getting better but then seemed off balance. Yesterday morning she was not good at all so they put her on a steroid. The vet called late yesterday and said she was doing better. As of this morning she did get up and go to the bathroom which was a positive sign. Then this evening she had another setback. She was off balance. The vet seems to think its neurological but can't pinpoint it. We are at a loss. Maybe something we are all missing? Thank you

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My 9 year old Yellow lab is full of energy and loves to run

My 9 year old Yellow lab is full of energy and loves to run (still fully intact) in good physical shape and suddenly yesterday after about 5 minutes into the walk/run he continues to keep urinating after he lifts his leg and does his business the urine keeps flowing as he runs away, then about 5 minutes after that he can hardly walk, his back legs go stiff as if he is in bad pain and then even needs to lie down. Not sure what this can be?

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I am crying as I write this. I have a dog which is 7 years

I am crying as I write this. I have a dog which is 7 years old and he is a mix Lab and he weighs 93 pounds. We keep the dogs in a fenced in yard and have a large back porched which is sheltered with plenty and water. That evening we found Toby laying under a tree and he was crying and he couldn't get up. Since he had laid under the tree we figured for several hours, he was very thristy. We manged to get him on something and drag the object to back porch and we put water on a plate and he drank and drank for ever. On Wednesday morning the very next day we took him to the vet. Also Toby is up to date with all shots and last month we received his 6 month heartworm shot. We took him to the vet and Toby stayed from Wednesday until Friday and they don't know what is wrong with him. Possible stroke. I do not want to put him down. We are having to flip him from side to side. He totally want move anything but his head. He has been eating very well and drinking water very well. I move him over to his stomach and give him dog food with a spoon and I have been going to him every hour giving him water in a syringe or he will lap it out a cup. He is contantly doing a cry-bark about every 15 minutes. I am thinking it is because he can't walk. I can pick up his hind legs and they will just fall back down. The other night I was petting him and he did put one of paws on me but the next day he didn't do this. The vet checked for a tick, and he couldn't find one. He thinks stroke. I read several articles and didn't see where stroke called total paralysis. He just did have a loose bowel movement and we are going to go clean it up and we will have to move him so he doesn't lay in it. The vet gave him fluids for 2 days. I just don't know what to do since he has been like this since Tuesday. I don't know how long this will last. I work and it will be hard for me to come home and turn him every hour or so. He is constantly cry-barking so I don't know if he is pain or just crying because he can't walk.

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Coonhound Paralysis

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what is coon hound paralisis

what is coon hound paralisis

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On Wednesday a week ago, my west highland fell on his side,

On Wednesday a week ago, my west highland fell on his side, lost control of his bowels and his urine. We rushed him to the ER and were told that he had vestibular. We transported him to our own vet in the morning and they gave him iv fluids for two days. Our repeat visit was 5 days later and when examined our vet said she is now suspecting a stroke. She checked reflexes in his extremities. he did not respond to the neurological right back leg. In other words, he did not right his rear leg on one side. He can not stand for more than a minute tops without toppling over. Also, wheelbarrel test showed no movement to the front. I was completey overwhemeled. She suggested that I give him one more week. He is bright and alert, he doesn't seem to be in pain, he is eating well, does have diarehhea. In my protection mode, I am concerned that I am trying to force him ( walking, standing ) to do something that he just cant do. What are your thoughts

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