Wolf is a large old barn dogs I took in a few months ago after he was abandoned by his scum of an old owner. He’s a 120 lb Alaskan Malamute about 8 years old. Monday morning I left for work and he was fine and dandy. I gave him a big bowl of fresh water before I left. When I got back at about 7:30 that evening, he wasn’t moving. He could lift his head, but he didn’t greet me as usual. He’d drink water if I pressed him to and ate a hot dog. Tuesday I took him to my vet, but none of the three vets at the clinic can figure out what’s wrong without doing a lot of expensive tests (and they were quite frank in saying that at his age and size options weren’t looking good). There’s no sign of trauma, no sign if light. He shows anal muscle tone and bladder control, but at first no pain response in his back legs or to the middle of his back. We literally had the needle ready to put him to sleep when we checked again and then he had delayed pain response. THey were closed yesterday, but kept him there (because he’s too big for me to manage by myself). He’s showing some improvement today. I haven’t been able to speak to the vets today because they’re in surgery in the morning.
Do any DoperVets have any bright ideas? Wolf did kill a snake in the back yard a week ago, but it didn’t appear to be a venomous one. A disc problem was my only other idea, but there’s not much I can do about that. Thanks for any help.