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A:Lab with momentary paralysis PetPlanet Vets PPAdmin email@example.com
Your dog was obviously in some considerable degree of pain. For a sudden episode of pain like this, it is usually related to the spine.
Spinal pain (like 'slipped discs' in people), is acutely painful, and can put
pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord, which can produce paralysis. If the episode lasted a short period of time, and the dog suffered no ill effects, the best advice is to watch carefully for any other signs". These may be further signs of pain, lameness, or apparent weakness or incoordination in the hind limbs.
Acute pain can also occur in other parts of the body, and a hunched back can also point to the abdomen as the source of pain. There will usually be some other symptoms as well though - off food, vomiting. Epileptic seizures are accompanied by loss of consciousness in most cases.
Recurrent bouts of pain will need investigating - possibly by X-ray/ blood
Steve Mullender MRCVS
(vet at PetPlanet)