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#1 eme_collie

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

So I have an 8 week old Border Collie, he's been through a lot for his first 8 weeks of life. 

He's battled ticks and fleas, an eye infection and now his back legs are growing weak.

 

I am wondering if this is normal? 

We took him outside and he was walking, running, enjoying life but now he's so restless and can't stand on all four. 

 

It started with a limp in his left front leg and now his front legs are fine but his back legs are weak.

 

Is this a case of something serious or is he just sore from playing and running so much?



#2 GentleLake

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

Congrats on the new pup and welcome to the Boards.

 

Of course this isn't normal.

 

Have you taken him to a vet to discuss this yet? If not, that would be my fist recommendation. I don't know how long the incubation period is, but if he's already had a problem with ticks, I'd be concerned he may have a tick borne disease.

 

Best wishes with the little guy.


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#3 CptJack

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

Tick borne disease was my first thought, too.  Definitely needs to be seen by a vet.



#4 Blackdawgs

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

He needs to see a vet today possible.

Among other things,  he could be anemic from fleas/internal parasites



#5 GentleLake

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:47 PM

^^ Another good point. I've seen anemic rescues from loads of fleas.

 

Whatever the cause ends up being, I wouldn't delay getting him to a vet.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:42 AM

I was hoping we'd have heard something about this puppy by now . . .


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