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We found a street dog in mexico that we. Is have at a vet.

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We found a street dog in mexico that we. Is have at a vet. She is being tested for distemper as she has a twitch or spasm in her front leg and she will not weight bear on it. She did have a fever but after a shot of I think antibiotics that has disappeared for two days now. I am wondering if this could be a birth condition. We are considering adopting her but we are wondering what else it may be. She has been crated and there are no fractures. She is otherwise quite bright, no cough, no nasal or eye discharge.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?

Her name is ***** ***** above should read she has been xrayed and no fractures. She has no cough

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Amiga?

We have only know her for 2 days. We found her in the street.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Amiga. You appear to be describing a constant repetitive myclonus - constant rhythmic jerking, usually of one limb every one to several seconds. This persists during activity, rest, and sleep. It may involve several limbs or muscles such as the diaphragm or masticatory muscles. By the principle of Occam's Razor any street dog exhibiting this type of tremor is suffering from the neurologic form of distemper unless proven otherwise. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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