Legs seizing up

Hello,
I understand your concern as this has happened to my B three times.
Each time it has been when a possum runs over our flat roof. It seems to trigger his natural hunting senses even when he is in deep sleep. It only has happened when he is deep in sleep.
I spoke to his vet and it was explained to me that it’s a combination of being in a deep sleep and all the muscles, nerves and adrenaline not connecting at the same time creating a shock like reaction. Like fright and flight mid sleep.
But to keep an eye on it.
Ours had always come round after settling with reassurance and calming.
I know this does fix the issue. But it may help a little.

There is nothing worse. It worries me sick too.

This is not something I have ever come across but I agree with Tanza, likely a jar of some kind has disrupted something. I'd get him thoroughly X-rayed after knocking into things. Good luck.

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i was away for a week and just catching up on my emails. sorry to have had the break, but it is summer here so it is always good to go and see some new and old friends.

So I wanted to give an update on Moko. So no issues found during his physical exam, he responded well to all tests given and the doctor thinks it could be petite mal seizures, blood sugar was normal. Told us to keep a diary of food, meds, and try to video if it happens again, take note of the length of the event. Gave us information about acupuncture/cold therapy. I also asked about Chiropractic adjustment and was told some patients reported good results but didn't seem to keen on it. Told me to make sure to verify if the person giving adjustments had proper training, was the person a DVM. In all honesty Moko does love to play rough and when he gets the zoomies he will launch himself into the couch, also loves to wrestle with others dogs at the park. Since his last episode he's only had walks in the neighborhood, and he's been driving me crazy. So last night I took him to the park to be off leash and he was super pumped to run and play with his dog park pack, he ran a lot. Thankfully no rough stuff and no issues since. Just a tired and happy basenji. I also was given the name of a neurologist to see if these episodes continue. When he's had these 2 episodes there was no loss of bladder control and he came to shortly after we just tried to calm him down. Thank you so much for the response's I really appreciate everyone's input.

I was going to ask you for an update on Moko so thank you for providing one anyway. It is always sensible to take notes and keep records as the vet has advised you to, especially when there is doubt as to cause of the malaise. Chiropractors, in my personal experience (!) always seems to ask what bit you want treated. They don't diagnose too well but will repeat any treatment which seems to work without getting to the bottom of the problem.

On the other hand I have always advocated acupuncture, for me and for my older dogs. A good acu-vet should be able to diagnose. However my old dogs have had more skeletal than nerve problems. Donner had lesions in the high neck, Hope has a pinched nerve and others have just had general 'geriatric juice' as the Vet called it. General toning up. Results have been universally excellent.

If these episodes continue, a neurologist might be the best path to follow but whatever sort of practitioner you visit MUST be well qualified.

Basenjis are meant to run free ! and its good that Moko gets along with his canine friends, just don't them 'em play too rough !

@mikero Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen again. Good luck and it looks like Moko is in good hands. I have always been curious about acupuncture as it seems it’s big at the vets around us right now. Might be worth trying as some dogs seem to really enjoy it.

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@Dagodingo we will try to keep you happy.

@dagodingo said in Legs seizing up:

I have always been curious about acupuncture as it seems it’s big at the vets around us right now. Might be worth trying as some dogs seem to really enjoy it.

I don't know about enjoying it - Hoover starts to scream just as I turn up the steep slope to the Vet's parking space. But once inside she stands quietly and makes no fuss. She had a series of sessions over the past four months but doesn't need any more. If you want to discuss acupuncture, post me privately and I will pass on what I have learned / experienced. All positive as far as Basenjis are concerned.

@zande My last two B’s didn’t even need to go to the vets to be whining, even pulling up at a strange place is enough for them to presume it’s the vets lol. But others have said they actually enjoy, relax and enjoy it.

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