Hi everyone, I'm a recent joiner as I am worried about my 4 year old working cocker spaniel and I feel like I need the help of the internet! Sorry for the long message but I don't want to miss anything out About 3 weeks ago, we went on a family trip with our dog. Everything was fine until the second night. We were eating dinner with the rest of the family and my partner touched our dog and he yelped (which is unlike him). We thought maybe he had caught him funny, but kept an eye on him and he seemed fine. The next day, we went to take him for a walk. he is usually a typical working cocker - pull, pull, pull and happy to run and walk allll day, but today we got him out of the car and he was just plodding along next to us. About 10 minutes later, he sat down and refused to move and we saw his back legs were trembling. We carried him back to the car and within 20 minutes, the trembling had stopped and he seemed fine again. We left the holiday early and drove home, with the intention of giving him a day at home to rest. He seemed to perk up and we were happy that he was ok but would keep an eye on his bodily 'in's and out's'. The next day, we went to walk him and the same thing happened again - after about 5 minutes he sat down and trembled and was in pain, so we took him to the vets. She diagnosed infection of the anal glands, emptied them and sent us home with anti-inflammatories and antibiotics and no walks. We took him home and a couple of days passed, where we noticed that he wasn't pooping as normal and was not getting better so we took him back and they performed blood tests and an xray of his abdomen, as well as noting his temperature at 105 (usual is 101 - 102). Results came back and they thought he had stopped pooping due to his anal gland infection and had then become constipated so sent us home again with laxatives and more pain killers. Fast forward a few more days and he has perked up and is much more himself, although we noticed that his back right leg was a little unresponsive and he still didnt seem to want to jump onto the sofa/bed as he usually would and still, when we tried to walk him, he would sit down, back legs trembling and would go rigid making little 'mmmmmm' noises for about 15-20 minutes. Back up the vets, this time with him still visibly in pain. More xrays and tests and the vets were still none the wiser, but this time they mentioned that it could be neurological and maybe meningtis, although bloods were still clear for all tests. We were sent home again, this time with the neurological pain killer Gabapeptin. This made him sleep and made him very unsteady on his feet, so we went back to the vets again to say that this wasn't good as we can't tell if he is wobbly because of the pain killers or wobbly as he was before so she agreed that we should try him for a few days with no pain killers and absolute rest and that the next step would be a referral to a neuro vet who could perform an MRI. We are currently at the point where we have rested him as advised and he is fine around the house - running, jumping, walking about - but when we tried to walk him outside yesterday, he returned to the trembling and pain which again lasted about 15 minutes. He is eating, drinking and going to the toilet fine, but it is the walks that still seem to be a problem and he is now sniffing the carpets a lot and 'licking the air'. I am videoing as much as I can for the vet as we are taking him back tomorrow but I wondered if anyone else has had this experience and can offer some insight.