Frisbee is one of the many adoptable dogs at Wags and Walks in Los Angeles. She arrived with her eight 4-week-old puppies. She’s proven to be very sweet toward people and other dogs, but can be protective depending on the situation. One day, she began to display signs of vomiting, diarrhea, shaking, and she became wobbly. She had been perfectly fine the day before, and there were no reports of injuries or ingestion, so her sudden illness was a mystery. It was clear that she was dehydrated, so she received fluids while the medical team worked to eliminate potential causes, including a drug test. A vet partner suggested getting her to a hospital for further testing.
She continued to struggle to walk or stand, and a distemper test was recommended, for which we are still waiting for the results. Unfortunately, her motor abilities continued to decline over the weekend, and a neurological consultation was scheduled.
During her neurologist appointment, Frisbee was given steroids. She showed some improvement, and she was able to move with a harness. Luckily, she doesn’t appear to be in any pain, but we’re still waiting on the results of the bloodwork to determine the cause. An MRI and spinal tap will be necessary to determine the cause of her immobility.