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Hi, I'm interested in knowing if anyone has experienced the following with their greyhound.

 

Our grey is about 10 years old (of course much older in dog years), and during the last few days, we've noticed he is having a strange problem with one leg. It appears that it is getting harder and harder for him to stand up, and when he does, one of his legs almost acts like that restless leg syndrome. It is like winding up something or pedaling a bike, but in the last couple of days, we are starting to notice that his hind legs will turn completely to the side as he is walking. It is so strange to look at. It appears that muscle control is failing or something.

 

We often are finding ourselves helping him up and helping him walk. He still trys to move faster then he can, and I am so afraid he is going to collapse or fall over by moving so fast. We try to slow him down.

 

I have sent an email to his doctor, but this is Sunday, and Father's Day. I know I will hear from her tomorrow. In the meantime has anyone had this experience at all, and are you understanding about what is happening? Thanks. Grey's Mom and worried.Email me

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Muscle cramp?

At any point will he put weight on it?

Can you touch his leg/hip/spine all over and see if there are any tender areas?

Can you massage the area and if so does it give him any relief?

 

Keep a towel handy to use as a sling to help him walk.

 

Other than that I can't think of what else to tell you.

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Muscle cramp?

At any point will he put weight on it?

Can you touch his leg/hip/spine all over and see if there are any tender areas?

Can you massage the area and if so does it give him any relief?

 

Keep a towel handy to use as a sling to help him walk.

 

Other than that I can't think of what else to tell you.

 

Muscle cramp?

At any point will he put weight on it?

Can you touch his leg/hip/spine all over and see if there are any tender areas?

Can you massage the area and if so does it give him any relief?

 

Keep a towel handy to use as a sling to help him walk.

 

Other than that I can't think of what else to tell you.

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Muscle cramp?

At any point will he put weight on it? Yes

 

Can you touch his leg/hip/spine all over and see if there are any tender areas? I have touched his spinal area, but just to guide him. I wasn't paying attention, but he doesn't seem to be in pain. Just stressed.

 

Can you massage the area and if so does it give him any relief? I haven't tried to massage. Will do and/or talk with the dr. as soon as possible.

 

Keep a towel handy to use as a sling to help him walk. This is a great suggestion. Even doing this will allow me to see if he is having pain in his hind parts area.

 

Other than that I can't think of what else to tell you. Thank you so much for your suggestions, your caring and your instant help. God Bless You.

 

 

 

 

Grey Mom

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Lumbosacral stenosis? It can involve difficulty getting up and also having the feet point outward when walking. Our LS dog has never shown overt signs of pain, so the absence of pain doesn't mean the absence of LS. We have found it pretty easily treated with acupuncture by a holistic vet.

Mary with Jumper Jack (2/17/11) and angels Shane (PA's Busta Rime, 12/10/02 - 10/14/16) and Spencer (Dutch Laser, 11/25/00 - 3/29/13).

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