hi guys i need your help desperately. yesterday morning i found out my 5 month old labrador cannot get up and walk. I took him to the vet. and they did x rays on his back and that was ok everything seems to be in place. his temperature was ok also and their is no vomiting or signs of nausea. My puppie just does not have the power to get up and walk sometimes he does and it seems like he goes through alot of pain. the vet checked his paws to see if they were sensible but he does not twik or show signs of hurt when you touch them. in all the vet couldnt diagnose exactly if it may be a virus or what it may be and i dont know what to do!!!! can anyone that might have gone through this help me. i dont want him to die. 2 days ago he was the healthiest pet ever. strong swimmer and hunter already
the thing is that he has all his appetite and he doesnt look "sick". he drinks alot of water this is his second day that he cant move from the same place. all my yard is treated against ticks including my 3 dogs i dont see a reason why he would have a tick but nevertheless the vet discarded that option and leaned towards a neurological problem.
Specifics of Lyme disease vary with every animal. It is certainly a must to test for when any animal exhibits signs of not wanting to walk. It is a simple 8 minute blood test that can either help or rule out one factor of his illness.
since you said your yard and dogs are treated for ticks, i am guessing there is a good reason for that and ticks are a problem in your area. All it can take is one tick in the right place to cause a paralysis like what you describe. search your dog for them. especially around the head. your vet may have missed one. If you cant find any, i would still deep him just to rule it out.
The essence of hypocrisy is the tendency to make an exception of oneself.
actually i give them baths with a strong concentrate sold only in mexico "approved by the vet" for ticks and external parasites. only one day after its when he got sick, i thought it maight have been the medicine but the vet gave him a detox and he didnt have any change. today he is getting up and walking very slowly to go do his business is this always a good sign? hes been on cephapet, complephorte B injections, and an immunostimulant injection also for 2 days now.
I have raised labs for 13 years and have had two males that were unrelated that when they would "overdo" it would do the same thing. We had the same diagnosis, so with asprin and crate rest within a couple of days they were fine. They would be prone to relapse, if you rule out lyme disease try "bed rest". Good luck!