Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 22nd, 2004, 01:03 PM
shoegal1575 shoegal1575 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1
Unhappy My dog can no longer stand up

I have a 15 year old irish wolfhound/shepherd mix. She is in great health and 99.9% of the time acts like a puppy. The other day when I was going to put her in the backyard she wouldn't get up-she tried to stand and her back legs wobbled- she managed to walk but then just collappsed on the floor and started to breath heavy. She won't drink water or eat and is just laying down. She will try to sit up but just winds up falling down again. I am very worried- this happened once years ago- but only lasted a few hours- it has been 2 days!! Any ideas??? She is a house dog and only goes out to the back yard-no where else-eats and drinks regularly- takes a vitamin every day and has checkup 2-3 times a year.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 22nd, 2004, 01:27 PM
mona_b's Avatar
mona_b mona_b is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 4,620
Your dog needs to see a vet ASAP...

It could be anything from her hips giving out,to something with her spine.

Please take her in.
__________________
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 22nd, 2004, 01:29 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
ditto
vet trip immediately
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 22nd, 2004, 05:26 PM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,287
15 years old?? I fear that her time has come. You must take her to the vet and if nothing can be done, let her go humanely and dont' let her suffer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 22nd, 2004, 06:59 PM
woodbyter's Avatar
woodbyter woodbyter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 232
Thumbs down JEEEeeeezzzzzz

You have a 15 year old Wolfhound mix and have kept a 2-3 time a year vet schedule and have let it lay on the floor for 2 days - unable to get up.
You better revise that schedule and get that dog to a vet within minutes.
He's given you 15 years -take a few minutes to find out what is wrong.
PLEASE
__________________
Walk softly and carry a pocket full of treats
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.