connersaunt Posted August 31, 2003 Report Share Posted August 31, 2003 Hello! I am new to this forum and am looking for help/information for my sisters Border Collie who is ill. Late last night when she arrived home from work she let her 3 dogs out to go potty. They were only out about 10 minutes when she called them back in. Conner the Border Collie was laying by the fence not wanting to get up. Worried, she finally help him in. He layed by the back door and let out a little scream. She watched him go from the door to the couch and when getting on the couch he screamed again. She wasted no time in bringing him to the emergency vet which took a series of xrays that turned up nothing...hips are great and no broken bones. They did notice a small narrowing between the 4th to 5th vertebrate from the tail end. BUT, still no real answers as to what might be going on in Conner. The vet put him on pain killers and sent him home. He has been asleep most of the day now. The most pain he seems to be in is when streching out his back legs.Her vet is not open on Sundays and is closed for labor day. Tuesday she will bring him in to her primary vet. Until then I am hoping that someone who has knowledge on this breed may know of what might be happening to this sweet guy. She has had some complaints from neighbors recently (2 days ago) about her dogs barking too much. I am hoping that this is not a result from him being poisioned. When she questioned the E.V. he said there was no real way to tell if a dog is poisioned unless you know what he may have been poisioned by so they can run the test for that specific poision. My questions are: Are these symptoms somthing that might be a problem in the border collie breed?(he is only 4 years old)Could these be symptoms of him being poisioned? Are there any questions she should bring with her to the vet on Tuesday that may help in determing whats wrong? Sorry this is so long. Any help or information will be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you all for your time!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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