Quake had an encounter with a racoon in late June 2018, on July 7th he started loosing the use of his legs. The paralisys progressed quickly. Quake was transported to Iowa State University on July 10th. He was being treated for coon hound paralisys and the disease continued to progress. Quake passed away on July 15th, 2018. We are all devastated by this loss.
According to several vets this is rare. Most vets had only seen 1 or 2 cases during their career. We are sharing this information for your benefit. Be sure to monitor your dogs closely after an enounter with a racoon. There is a fair amount of information available on the internet. Check it out.