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Blisters / lathargic

September 25th, 2005, 07:30 PM
I have an Italian Greyhound that got out on Friday night. He returned Saturday afternoon, but cannot move anything but his head / neck. He does not seem to be in any pain, just has no muscle control. He eats and drinks fine. He now is developing blisters on his lower lip. I am looking for any guidance you can provide.

September 25th, 2005, 07:58 PM
I would bring him to the vet. He may have been hit by a car if he is unable to move properly.
Please don't wait.

September 25th, 2005, 08:56 PM
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September 25th, 2005, 09:06 PM
If your dog is stiff, I wouldn't assume he is not in pain. He definitely needs a vet.

September 25th, 2005, 09:56 PM
If, on this site, you click on Search and then enter the words " coonhound paralysis" in the box, there is a thread " Cat can suddenly not standup on all fours". If you click on that thread and scroll down there are two posts. One is concerning a case of a dog who , when he returned home , could not move from his neck down and what was done to cure him. Following that is a post by another member who says this "My former dog had something similar. We went to call him in from the backyard when he didn't come I got my husband to check on him. He was lying on his side unable to move a muscle. The vet could find nothing wrong, from the x-rays and we couldn't afford any sort of specialists at the time. He ended up at the vet for a week, then was put on steroids, he did make a full recovery but it was a few weeks until he was back to normal." A MRI or a CT scan could be very helpful to ascertain what condition your dog may have. If your vet is not able to
come up with a diagnosis you might want to ask for a referral to a
veterinary neurologist.