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Jack Russel: Not sure what's wrong with him.

August 27th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Hi, I'm now so ya'll probably haven't seen me around.

My problem:

I have a Jack Russel terrier male (Scruffy) who is having problems.
-Loss of control in hind limbs
*ran with legs falling out from underneath him, then ended up on his side not able to move
-excessive panting as if he was overheating
-little loss of appetite

Since his first spell, he's up and moving some. I thought it may be Wobbler's syndrone, but since it's been so hot, we thought it could have been heatstroke too.

We've been keeping him cool and giving him plenty of water. We've also been giving him milk since he won't eat that much.

**Side note, he was already a picky eater. He's not like Zeva who's a vacuum cleaner. Also, Zeva has already been through the same thing earlier this year while she was pregnant, so we're pretty sure he'll recover.

I'm just looking for a diagnosis.

August 27th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Welcome to the board, Backwoodsgal.

Unfortunately our members are not vets and unable to address potentially serious health issues like this one. Time is critical - please contact a vet immediately. Good luck, we'll watch for an update on your pet's condition. In keeping with site policy, this thread will now be closed.