My big fella has been cramping the past couple of weeks on one side of his body only. It started 2 weeks ago - we thought he had a tick as he lost control of his back legs on a walk, then when he surged forward (got a fright and tried to run) his front leg cramped up and he couldn't put it on the ground. It was just sticking out stiff to his side
That night we stressed ourselves out and he went to the vet the next day, but no tick. Since then I am starting to notice a slight increase in these cramps. (he has always had cramping problems, just not as severe as lately) At the park he will be doing his zoomies and then finish on 3 legs and I have to massage it down so he can keep playing - but it's not always during times of exercise? As a younger puppy he was always very stiff to get up off the floor etc and now he cramps only on the right side of his body. Energy levels are slightly decreased, but it is a lot hotter lately and he doesn't do great in the heat.
We will be taking him back to our vet in 2 weeks (off on our honeymoon on sunday) and he will be with my folks. He is still very happy within himself and eating and being destructor etc nothing has changed except this cramping. I am going to spend the whole holiday stressing about him!
Has anyone ever heard of this before? He eats a premium diet, no cheap nasty foods and drinks plenty of water and the cramps aren't isolated to heavy exercise. Cramps are on the right side of the body, we have had problems with him as a younger puppy with his right shoulder always being sore but the vet said he had pulled it etc at the time
He is a german shephard x bull arab 18months old. Just interested if anyone has heard of this or experienced it? He is a pound puppy, got him at 4 months old - so no idea on parental history etc