Before everyone tells me to take hime to the vets I am on thursday. Anyhow, I have a 12 week old puppy that is some kind of lab collie mix. He seems to be pain free, but he will be walking and all the sudden fall. Like his back legs are paralized. He will also fall down the porch stairs. When he has been in his cage or napping for a while he is very stiff like a little old lady. He also randomly gags like he is going to throw up and squints his eyes a sometimes. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen anything like this? I will hopefully find something out on thursday but if anyone knows anything is would be helpful.Answer Question
Answer by pinkgemini85 at 10:58 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
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Answer by Elijahsmommy9 at 1:44 AM on Jul. 1, 2009
How can anyone conclude or suggest seizures in the case of this dog? Seizures involve more than temporary paralysis of hind quarters and falling down. The only conclusive diagnosis is with your Vet who will do the exam and work up. Depending on what is causing these symptoms, severity and frequency of this pup losing his balance while walking and doing stairs he may require a trip to a Vet who specializes in neurology. Either way don't jump to conclusions just yet as this pup may just have a case of not knowing where his rearend is yet. In simple terms, his coordination may be off while front and rear assembly grow at different rates. Good luck and post back after your visit.
Answer by equusvetgal at 9:24 AM on Jul. 1, 2009
Question about the gagging: How long has this behavior been going on? Are you positive this pup has nothing wedged in mouth, between teeth?Does food roll back out after eating if he lowers his head in anyway? Do you notice an out pouching in esophagus when he eats (will look like golf ball or bigger from side view of throat area). What are you feeding and consistency of food (ie: dry kibble, moistened kibble, canned, RAW, semi-moist like beneful)? Do you notice this behavior with every meal? Treats? Table scraps? Are you offering water with every meal? Does pup rest after meals? These are questions I have for my clients when they present a case of gagging before me. Your Vet should be asking these questions as well.
Answer by equusvetgal at 9:33 AM on Jul. 1, 2009
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