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Old 09-19-2016, 07:45 AM
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My dog struggles to get up

Suddenly our little dog can't seem to stand. This is a dog we rescued from the shelter 4 years ago, and he has never let us touch him, so I am trying to figure out how to get him to the vet. Does this sound like something that might take care of itself? He's not eating either. I don't know what to do.
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You've had a dog for 4 years and he won't let you touch him? I'd be concerned about that in the first instance!
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You've had a dog for 4 years and he won't let you touch him? I'd be concerned about that in the first instance!

We adopted him from a shelter, thinking lots of love and time would bring him around. He's just one of those strange dogs, but by the time we figured out he wasn't going to change we couldn't give him up. He loves our other dogs and plays and runs, which is what I think happened to his leg. He, for the most part, seems happy, so we let him live his life like he wants to.
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You may want to try something like the Trust Technique which is great for connecting with animals. If you go to Home - trust-technique you will see a pop-up that offers a free day to watch the videos and will give you an idea of how to do it.

Good luck whatever you choose and I hope he gets better x
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You may want to try something like the Trust Technique which is great for connecting with animals. If you go to Home - trust-technique you will see a pop-up that offers a free day to watch the videos and will give you an idea of how to do it.

I will definitely check that out - thank you so much!
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At this point if he can't stand up, can you now pick him up to get him to the vet?
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Inability to stand and not eating def calls for a vet visit. Seeing as he's not getting around well atm, why are you unable to just pick him up and get him to the vet? Do you need suggestions about safe handling/restraint?
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I'm scared he'll freak out and really hurt himself. BUT it might be worth a try and hope that he doesn't try to run. I'm not sure that he wouldn't bite me although I don't think he would. He's a very fearful dog. Yeah, maybe I need to go ahead and try it instead of waiting to see if he'll progress on his own.
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He certainly needs the vets by the sounds of it. Do you have a muzzle you could put on before you try?
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No we have never owned a muzzle. I'll have to trust that he won't bite me.
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