Jack can't jump!

by Patty
(Papilion, Nebraska)

We have a 6 yr old Jack. A couple of weeks ago she went crazy when the next door neighbor kids were in the backyard. Now she can't jump up on the couch, etc... and occassionally holds her left, rear leg up. Vet can't find anything on the X-ray. When she is given pain pills she thinks she can run again. We are trying to control her freedom by tying her up and helping her up/down from furniture. She hasn't been her normal perky self... Vet said if it doesn't heal we might need to go to a specialist. He thinks it could be a nerve... Any ideas?

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Jun 10, 2013
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Jack can't jump
by: Patty

It's good to see the light back in her eyes. Feel helpless when you know they are in pain but don't know where or how bad. Let me know how things go!

Jun 10, 2013
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Jack can't jump
by: Scott

Yeah it would appear so as the anti inflammatorys she's been given just seem to take the pain away for a short while the she sleeps when they wear off she just paces. I'm taking her back to the vets tomorrow to see what they say.

Jun 10, 2013
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Jack can't jump
by: Anonymous

Well it's been awhile, but she is actually acting more like her old self. We still try to prevent her from running the fence line with the neighbor dogs. She doesn't attempt to jump on the bed anymore. Not sure if she can't or just got used to us picking her up. If anything she got a bit lazy from being on the muscle relaxers for those few weeks while she was healing. She still has moments when if you pick her up wrong, she yelps. Made a habit of supporting her back end when I pick her up. Sounds like you may have to do the same thing to your dog. It's hard to keep a jack down any other way though. Good luck!

Jun 09, 2013
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My 8 year old jack
by: Scott

This sounds like my 8 year old she was jumping up last Sunday trying to see a dog over the wall. Now she keeps randomly yelping, most of time it's when she moves suddenly, vet couldn't feel anything wrong with her limbs now I'm beginning to think she's torn, pulled a muscle

May 29, 2013
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Jack can't jump
by: Jennifer

Too funny. Probably a little spoiled by the extra attention :-)

May 28, 2013
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Jack can't jump!
by: Patty

Thanks. The vet gave us pain killers but they just let her think she could jump without hurting herself. Had to finally give her muscle relaxers to make her not move at all. Carried her up/down stairs.. etc. She's been so drugged up that she slept all the time, missed my little dog. LOL Finally backing off of the meds to see if she's healed or not. Great to see the light back in her eyes. Still moving slow at times. Keeping her on the leash when she goes out and trying to prevent her from jumping on the bed/couch. Now she whines when she wants on the couch.. not sure if she needs the boost still or if she's just spoiled.

May 25, 2013
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Jack not jumping
by: Jennifer

We had something similar happen and it was nerve damage. The only thing we were told to do was to really control activity and lots of rest(easier said than done!). We had to practically sit on our Jack to get her to stop running. We kept her in her cage for most of the day and then outside we kept her on the leash for short walks. I also bought those doggy steps that you can put next to your bed/couch so that the dogs can climb up rather than jump. It took a few weeks until our Jack was completely back to normal. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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