Coonhound Paralysis

This blog talks about our experience when Goya (our 150lb English Mastiff) came down with coonhound paralysis (also called acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis).

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Update on Goya's limping

Just a short post.
The vet said that Goya seems to have severe arthritis in his left front shoulder. The turn in the weather last week (from being in the high 70s to being in the low 50s) brought a lot of pain with it. His back legs aren't strong enough to support the "loss" of one of the front legs, which is why he was falling down by the end of the week.
Goya is now on doggie ibuprofen and I will be off seaching for information about canine arthritis (as soon as I get out from under the work I am so behind on). He can support his weight better, so I assume he is in less pain. But he is still limping. He makes it to Starbucks, but can't do as many "deep knee bends" (get up, sit down, repeat) for his cheese brioche as he could before. We are supposed to callthe vet back to report on his progress at the end of this week.