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Daggie rushed to the vet

I came home from work today to find Dagwood disorientated. He had rapid eyed movement and was unable to stable himself. We rushed him to the vet and they think it is Vestibular Disease. This is a disease that there is not much known about but the good news is that it comes on suddenly and leaves quickly without any lingering affects.

Most cases of vestibular disease are peripheral and no known cause is determined. These are referred to as idiopathic.

Vestibular disease typically affects older dogs with an average age of 12 to 13 years.

Animal afflicted with vestibular disease become suddenly very dizzy and the symptoms can be very drastic and frightening to the owner.

What to Watch For

  • Falling
  • Incoordination
  • Head tilt to one side or another
  • Circling
  • Rolling
  • Eyes continually drifting side to side or up and down
  • Stumbling or drunken walking.

    Diagnosis

    Vestibular disease can affect an animal very suddenly. Due to the signs of head tilt, circling and staggering, many owners feel their pet has had a stroke. Fortunately, strokes are rare in animals.

  • Dagwood is in the hospital on an IV and calmed with valium. In the morning we will hopefully be able to bring him home. Please pray for Daggie :) It was so hard to see him so uncomfortable and leave him in the hospital
    See ya in the morning "SWEET PEA" XXOO

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    3 comments:

    1. The Bumpass Hounds Says:

      We will say our prayers for Daggie along with Spencer tonight. We bet it scared y'all a lot. Thanks for the information about Vestibule. We think that when Dagwood gets home he'll need lots of love, rest and treats, especially the treats. Treats do away with just about all uncomfortable feelings. Maybe a triple layer sandwich would be good; one with roast beef, ham, and more roast beef. You can even name the sandwich after him; call it a Dagwood Sandwich. Give him 12 hugs from us.
      - Homer J., Jubal, J.E.B., Sophie, Shelby Belle, Jack, Abby, Max, Shiloh, Alex, Boru and Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds

    2. Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ Says:

      Oh no, poor Dagwood. We send our good wishes and prayers for him to recover and be home with you again soon.

      Please keep us posted.

    3. the 4 Bs Says:

      we are sending our power of the Bs, and lots of healing poodle power for Dagwood. we hope you are going to feel better very soon, kiddo.

      woofs.

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