My 14 yr old jack russell. Sickness

by Marcie
(Rockwell N.C. Rowan)

Hello, my jack russell (BoBo) turned 14 on Nov. 12,2011. this has only happened once but he coulld not stand on his legs at all and panted excessivly. after about 2 hours of holding and loving he stopped panting and could stand. what could this be a sign of??? Please Help

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May 11, 2012
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by: Anonymous

It possibly was an inflammation of his central nervous system, but could be many things and only a call to the vet will give you some idea. I had a similar problem with my 9 yr old JR and he couldn't get up - he was given Prednisone which did work after about 5 days. The vet suggested fish oil (500 mg/day) and no attacks since. Good luck, it is scary I know.

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