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Also known as Acute Polyradiculoneuritis. This is a canine neurological disorder caused by exposure to certain contaminants contained in the feces, saliva, urine and blood of many small animals, such as racoons, possums and skunks.

The 'agent' then sets off an overreaction of the immune system, which leads to paralysis beginning in the back legs and moving forward, eventually leading to heart attacks and pulmonary failure. Some dogs will continue to eat and drink for a while, some will not.

The treatment for this disease is life support until the worst passes, followed by gradually increasing physical therapy. Once infected, the dog will always be at a greatly increased risk of contracting it again, but it can be survived with proper treatment.

Some symptoms to watch for are:
- Weakness starting in the hind legs and progressing to all legs
- Weak bark
- Development of severe weakness
- Total inability to stand
- Shallow breaths or difficulty breathing
- Stiff or rubbery back legs
- Loss of interest in food and/or water
- General lethargy
- Resistance to attempts to walk the dog
- Loss of bowel and/or bladder control
- Fluid in the lungs
- Heart attack
If your dog exhibits any of these symptoms, be sure to ask your vet about coondog paralysis, also known as acute polyradiculoneuritis - it could save your dog's life.

See specialty pet websites for details, or do a web search.

"Man, my vet told me my dog was just old, but then I found out about coondog paralysis, and he had all the symptoms. If I had known, they could have saved my dog. I never should have let him poke his nose in that hole under the bush."
by James Fraser January 31, 2008

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A collapse of a large pile of random junk or detritus. An unstoppable landslide of a large and unkempt collection of one's possessions.
"Dude, what happened to your floor?"
"Oh man, I had a crapalanche of all that junk that was on my desk."
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A derogatory term used to describe a computer user who has caused computer errors through their own actions.

Also commonly known as an I.D.10-T error (l33t-speak for idiot)
Nerd 1: "So did you find the problem with Cathy's spreadsheet?"
Nerd 2: "You bet - defective user."
Both laugh knowingly.
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1. Fails to obey commands. Sits there and seems to listen, but then fails to respond in a commensurate way.

2. Hears good advice, then blatantly ignores it - and usually pays the price.
"That kid listens like a brick. I told him to stop wiping snot on the towels, and here it is again!"

"So did you hear? Sandy's house got robbed - again."
"Yeah, well, she listens like a brick. The police told her three times already to keep her doors locked. You'd think she would've learned by now."
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