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Sudden lameness hind legs??
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Sudden lameness hind legs??

My 8 yo beagle started limping suddenly on his right hind leg.  He didn't appear to be in any pain and it got better after a couple of weeks!  Now, he is suddenly limping on his left hind leg and can barely stand or walk.  What causes this and how should we treat?  FYI.. he does have seizures but don't know if that has any relation to this situation.
Type of Animal
:  
dog
Age of Animal
:  
8
Sex of Animal
:  
Male
Breed of Animal
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beagle
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
June 03, 2010
City
:  
crandall
State/Province
:  
tx
Country
:  
usa
Other pertinent test results
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All labs etc were normal.  Beagle is obese, weighing 50 lbs.
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Shifting hind limb lameness is often caused by a tick borne disease, such as Lyme's disease.  Your vet should check him for Lyme, and the other common tick borne diseases even if your dog's lab work was negative back in June.  A lot can change in 6 months.

If your dog is unable to stand on the leg it could also be a torn anterior or cranial cruciate ligament or other knee injury.  This should be assessed by your vet.
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