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Saturday 21st of October 2017



Vestibular Syndrome - dog health experiences


Vestibular Syndrome dog experience
Dog Owner:
Josh
Location: Houston/TX

Reading these experience really upsets me. You people all waste your time telling how your dog has the symptoms but don't say anything about the treatment and outcome? i'm reading this website hoping to find some info on what i can do to help my dog through this as it seems he isn't going to make it! my dog's symptoms have him "living" in a puppy pad lined cardboard box with his soft bed, laying on his side. that's it. he can't walk, he can't eat or drink on his own without me feeding him with my hand and giving him water through a syringe! his head is constantly cocked to the side and it seems he is stressing just to hold it up. if he gets any kind of excited he rolls over constantly and uncontrollably. its like a fight to stay right side up. i don't trust that my vet has done enough to save him. no xrays, only speculation that it is a problem with his brain. he says he won't know without an MRI which costs $1k! so i need to know ya'lls experiences!! what happened to your dogs!!???
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Vestibular Syndrome dog experience
Dog Owner:
Tracey
Location: england

My 3yr old dobbie has just had the same symptoms 2 days ago was fine on his walk then just collapsed got him to the vets they thought it was an grass seed lodged in his ear that was causing the problem but unfortunately not. He went in for tests & they have confirmed the same disease but said it was strange as he is so young. Giving him lots of rest & cuddles hate seeing him like this but likely the eyes have now stopped flickering & is walking a bit better but still wobbling only time will tell.
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Vestibular Syndrome dog experience
Dog Owner:
John
Location: Monbulk, Victoria, Australia

My dog is a 13 yearold bull terrier cross whippet. Last week I noticed he had vomited in the car and when I got home he was unsteady on his feet. He was outside in the sun later when I noticed he vomited again, and he began falling over, I took him to the vets they diagnosed vestibular syndrome, he was drooling from the mouth and his right eye was ticking and his head tilted to that side.The ticking has subsided(now 4 days)andalso the drooling but he still cannot stand without assistance, he rarely eats or drinks anything without assistance and his unsteadiness remains.
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Vestibular Syndrome dog experience
Dog Owner:
Linda
Location: Spring Grove Illinois

My older dog suddenly seemed wobbly. Within a matter of hours he could not stand without my assistance. He was diagnosed the next day with Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome. I was told it usually takes a few weeks to subside if it did at all. I then took him to a holistic vet for acupuncture. She said he was feeling like he was on a tilt-a-whirl and not to expect miracles immediately. However by the time we got home my dog was standing on his own and his appetite was back.
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Vestibular Syndrome dog experience
Dog Owner:
liz
Location: hervey bay

i noticed my dog tilting her head as if she had a bug in her ear, my partner tried to get it out but to no avail, 10 minutes later she had no balance, head tilt, eye flickering, but she also has alot of saliva pooring from her mouth (i mean heaps) we rang a vet he said either this or a perferated ear drum, she has been this way for about 3hrs now so i cant say if she is going to get better or not.
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Vestibular Syndrome dog experience
Dog Owner:
Barb
Location: Richmond, VA

My 15-year old cocker seemed to have what I thought was a stroke. I called my vet (who is amenable to receiveing personal calls from long-time caregivers, thank goodness. He started asking questions: head tilt? yes. confusion? yes? poor balance? lack of orientation? yes, yes. Then he says lay on your stomach in front of him, and look into his eyes. WOW! A jerky repetitive movement seemed to confirm for him what he suspected, vestibular syndrome. He talked briefly about options, and said let him rest in one room, away from stairs and not on furniture where he might fall. My vet is the best!
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Vestibular Syndrome dog experience
Dog Owner:
Leslie
Location: Sherman Oaks/Ca/USA

My dog is a 12 year old Boxer. She was diagnosed with Cancer with 2 weeks to live a month ago. We don't know that this is the case.

She has had a few occasions of a strange seizure-like reaction in which she loses control of her legs (almost paralyzed) combined with a constant licking. I saw a gal do that licking when she had a seizure. We held the dog until it stopped as she was breathing heavily and lost her balance. The first stime it happened (a month ago) she vomited after. Last week she had another seizure like reaction that last almost 30 minutes. The others lasted maybe 5-10 ,minutes.

After these reactions, she doesn't eat for 1-2 days or longer. She goes for walks (even trots) and comes to spend time with me in the office but won't eat. She even sniffs around in the kitchen, but nothing I feed her will do. She doesn't want it.

She's drinking liquid and taking an interest in her walks. I'm not getting protein in her. Last week she ate very well... until she had this seizure like reaction. I don't know what's causing it. I think something is going on in her brain. This would probably scare her to the point of losing her appetite. But she's not too weak to go on walks.

If she doesn't eat tonight or tomorrow (that would be 3 days) I'll take her to her vet. Her last seizure like reaction was Sat morning and we fed her some steak meat same day. Came home that night to find vomit and her poo poo in the apartment building. She hasn't eaten since.

If anyone has thoughts on what might be going on, please share.
Leslie
lrayman2000@yahoo.com
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