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Dogs legs shaking

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Chelseaboy, Oct 27, 2012.


  1. Chelseaboy

    Chelseaboy PetForums Junior

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    Hi All,

    I got up this morning and when Henry (My 5 year old King Charles) tried to get up he was staggering around and his legs were shaking! He improved markedly over the next hour but we went to the vet and was told it could be a pinched nerve as everytime she touched around his neck he was resisting etc.
    she gave an injection and prescribed a week of Metacam??. Anyone have any views on what happened this morning as very scary and any views on Metacam?

    Thanks

    Lee
     
  2. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Sorry to hear about Henry :( Hopefully some days rest & the Metacam will do the trick, maybe use a harness from now on instead of a collar unless you already do & remember to give the Metacam with or just after food.

    Banjo had an op on his neck last year because he had two buldging discs & kept collapsing :( all very scarey but he's spot on now :D at least the front end is :rolleyes:
     
  3. Chelseaboy

    Chelseaboy PetForums Junior

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    Thanks Dally banjo.

    All very strange as never had a problem before this morning and he now seems back to himself which is odd.I guess we should still give him the metacam as prescribed. We always use harness anyway. Thanks for the tips and Glad Banjo is feeling happier.

    Lee
     
  4. Dally Banjo

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    Thats good to hear :) the Metacam is probably doing its job, try & make sure he does'nt jump on or off anything to, not always easy I know :rolleyes: :lol:
     
  5. Chelseaboy

    Chelseaboy PetForums Junior

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    Many thanks. We will try!
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Hopefully it is just a trapped nerve or he has done something and caused trauma to his back or neck and its just inflammed it can happen quite easily sometimes, Ive had it with my dogs in the past. CKCs though do have several hereditary problems that can cause them not to like having their heads and necks touched and symptoms as you have decribed. I wouldnt panic just yet, it could well be a strain/sprain/or pinched nerve, just see how he does with rest and the metacam.

    Some dogs can be sensitive to metacam and it can have side effects. Just familiarise what these side effects can be, all details should be on the patient leaflet with the medicine, that way you will be aware of any signs should he have a reaction to the medication.

    There is a good website for owners of CKCs which might be of interest
    The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel | Cavalier Matters: A Guide To Health, Care and Buying of Cavaliers

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  7. Chelseaboy

    Chelseaboy PetForums Junior

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    Thanks Sled dog hotel. Not sure I should have read that!

    I am hoping it is just a trapped nerve but thanks very much for the resource you provided. Very helpful.
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    It could well be or some kind of sprain or strain as I said it can be easily done Ive had it with mine and they a bigger more athletic robust dogs as well. One was screaaming the house down, after boucing about after a squirrel that ran up a tree and screamed everytime she moved, and it was just a soft tissue injury, that pain killers and rest sorted.
     
  9. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Metacam is rarely a problem for short term usage.
     
  10. Chelseaboy

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    Thanks Rona
     
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