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Old 10-19-2013, 10:37 AM
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Temporary paralysis of rear legs

A couple of times this past week after my beagle has jumped off a sofa or bed he has lost feeling in his rear legs for about 5 minutes. He drags himself then suddenly he gets up and walks and runs normally.

What could be causing this?
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It sounds like he's messed up his back, might be a slipped disc or a pinched nerve.

Please take him to the vet to find out exactly what is going on. If every time you jumped off of something you lost feeling in your legs and couldn't use them you'd go to the doctors or ER to get help right? Same thing with your dog, he needs medical help.

Until you take him to the vet you really need to keep him from jumping on and off the furniture or in and out the car, jumping around in excitement, and going up and down stairs so that he does not further damage whatever it is he's hurt.

Not getting him that help you are running the risk of him becoming permanently paralyzed in his hind end.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:29 PM
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Ditto. Paralysis = vet time, not ask the internet time. Good luck, I hope the vets are able to diagnose and treat.
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I should have know better to use a forum. I thought it was temporary paralysis. Then it came to me ....worms .
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Hrmmm... do you mean he is scooting on his butt in a hunched over sitting position? If that's what you are seeing, it's actually not likely worms, even though that's what people commonly/wrongly think it means. When they do that, it's because their anal glands are irritating them. Again, he'll need to be seen by a vet for this. Irritated anal glands can range from full and just needing emptied, to infected to absessing from infection.
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