My 9 year old male Shih-tzu (Scruffy) was diagnosed as healthy a couple months ago. He was fine yesterday, but today when I woke up I noticed he wasn’t himself. He seem to act like he is dizzy when he gets up to walk. He kind of wobbles and then he just lays down. He is not his same perky self. He had a dog treat last night that contains eucalyptus and mint for breath. I thought maybe that made him sich but he has had those beofre and he was fine. I have to wait til tomorrow to take him to a vet since no one is open on Sundays. In the mean time, does anyone have any ideas of what might be wrong or maybe has had a similar situation with their pet? Debbie Y.
Could be the hips or arthritis (sp) my other did that just before her 10th birthday and did not make it for much longer after that. Thing is unless x-rays and detailed physical gets done there really is no way to find out.
When you say "dizzy", what exactly do you mean? How does he act? My first thought was a seizure, but I need to know more. How often does it happen? Just this once? If I had to guess, I would say it wasn't the treat. Fin
does he have a head tilt ? when he walks does he circle around or walk kind of sideways ? does he seem disoriented ? has he lost control of his bowels during this dizzy spell ? it sounds to me that maybe he has either a svere inner ear infection or has had a stroke. a seizure could also be possible .
My first thought was a stroke...here is a little first aid if you think that, that is what has happened.... Strokes Strictly speaking, dogs do not suffer strokes in the same sense as humans. However, they can get a similar condition known as Idiopathic Vestibular Syndrome. This tends to occur in older, large breed dogs. Typically signs are a head tilt, characteristic flicking of the eyes from side to side and being very unsteady on their feet, often falling to the same side repeatedly. Understandably they are often disorientated and confused – some dogs panic. Vomiting can also occur. Try to keep the dog quiet and calm. You may need to give them some support to move around. The dog should be checked by a vet as there is some treatment that can help and most dogs will make a full recovery. If your dog is very distressed it should be seen by a vet as an emergency so sedation can be used to calm it.
The first thing I thought when I heard "dizzy" was an ear problem. From my experience, I wouldn't guess a seizure-- a mild one would look more like a "jerk" usually of the head, kind of like a person would do when they are startled or get the chills. Possibly followed by staring blankly into space. Let us know how the vet visit turns out. Best of luck!
My dog is a 7 year old toy poodle, she was very healthy a few weeks ago.....But now her breathe is stinky, her skin has a very bad odor eventhough she always takes a bath, she's not that active anymore, now she has alopecia in her tail and she usually breathes fastly and noisily........What's wrong with her? pls help me.....
you need to take her to a vet not use an old old topic on a chat forum. we can only advise not diagnose health problems that is what vets are for. good luck with her and let us know what the vet says about her condition.