i have a cocker spaniel who is about 4-5 yrs old...the other day i threw her ball to go fetch and she did...then when she brought the ball back to me she wouldnt give it to me..she kept her head down and i pulled the ball out of her mouth, then she turns goes down 2 steps, stumbles and walks right into a rose bush and gets her face stuck in the rose bush and then she falls over..for a few seconds then she got up as though nothing happened..so we didnt play fetch anymore, then yesterday i throw the ball the 2nd time and this time she doesnt get the ball but start to stumble and falls layin on her side...i run to her and about that time she gets up and wants to play some more...im worried and would like someone's opinion on this...of course im taking her to the vet, but was wanting to know if anyone out there has experienced the same thing...im wondering if heart wormms could cause her to be what seems like tired, or out of it, or?? please help me!! thanks stella
Has she had ear infections? I know that a drunk acting dog can sometimes be vestibular(sp?)diesease (ok my spelling sucks sorry). It is usually caused by an inner ear infection. Most of the time dogs with cronic ear problems get it. Otherwise a stroke is possible. I would just take her in to see the vet. REally what does it hurt (besides the wallet)
Have her checked for ear infection. Heart worms usually will cause shortness of breath on exertion. Hopefully it is something simple like her ears, they can also check her out for signs of something neurological if her ears are fine.
Is there any twitching involved or is she disoriented at all afterwards? You didnt mention that, thats why I instantly thought inner ear before seizures. But yes, I do believe seizures run high in cockers.