gcv-border Posted February 18, 2013 Report Share Posted February 18, 2013 Background: 30 lb, 17.5 year old sheltie mix (adopted from local pound when she was 3.5 years old. Medical history has been unremarkable - one UTI about a year ago and her teeth have been cleaned several times because they get tartar build-up rapidly. They currently need cleaning. Her main issue over the years has been high anxiety, noise sensitivity and the resulting stress. Today, we were walking (free range), and she stops and starts chewing at her left rear leg. Then she spins in circles while her left rear is kicking out behind her. Also, some whining and panting is noticed (because she is freaked out by what is happening to her leg? or maybe some pain?) This goes on about 5 minutes. She decides that she is going HOME and takes off running. I couldn't find anything between her pads or anywhere on her leg. The same behavior continues for about 10-15 minutes once inside the house, then begins to subside-slowly. She is calmer now and the symptoms are weaker, but when she walks, she will pick up that back left leg a little higher and occasionally kick it out a couple of times. The vet was totally booked today and for tomorrow too, but I am on a waiting list for tomorrow. I am not sure if they will have any insights since she may be totally 'normal', and they may not be able to see her symptoms. I am thinking a small seizure? Anybody have any ideas? Ruminations are welcome. Thanks in advance, Jovi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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