Heart stroke symptoms in dogs

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Many owners confuse the symptoms of a stroke in humans to a stroke in dogs. In fact, they are quite different.
They have got to decide what happened, be it a regular minor heart attack, or a bleed in the brain, or an allergic type reaction to too much Zoloft, or some kind of seizure perhaps from another medication he's taking. Gosh, I know you are just worried sick, and I'll be thinking of you, dear one.
He is really just laying around. My mom wants to know if the dog is in physical pain? He does not act like he is in pain, but dogs don't show pain like we do. I know she loves him and only wants to do what is best.
I don't know if anyone can answer this...if not, never mind. Misty is not in any pain now, but she might get discomfort occasionally in the future. The vet recommended Paracetamol, as it doesn't interfere with blood clotting, as other pain relief for dogs can. He gave me some tablets. They are big and have "square" edges. Normally Misty is easy to give a tablet to. I wrap it in a piece of brown bread, potato or cheese, throw it at her and it goes right down without touching the sides!
I've been putting him also on supplements/vitamins that helps the heart pumps blood effectively. The vitamin has taurin in it that supposedly good for the heart. Always check with your vet before you administer the vitamins as different breeds react differently. I'm sorry that I can't be much more help.....As pet owners, we are dreading the time that we have to say goodbye to our beloved fury kids. Hang in there!
Often stroke symptoms in dogs cannot be identified, unless it's been a slow and steady process. Some of the signs to keep a check on your pet are losing control over bladder and bowel movement, losing balance, sudden blindness, not responding as usual and seizure of twitching of the body. What would you do if you find that your dog is having a stroke?
When there's widespread numbness and tingling along with other scattered symptoms, it's difficult to localize the lesion to specific spots in the brain that may be damaged by MS. However, there is a small amount of patients who DO have nonspecific, vague neurologic symptoms that don't localize anywhere and the MRI shows classic MS spots throughout the brain and spinal cord. In your case, though, the MRI (should have brain AND spine) was clean which makes the diagnosis of MS much less likely.
Thickening of the heart wall and enlargement of the heart in endurance atheletes makes more heart muscle volume. The increase volume of heart muscle, in turn, may increase the probability of chance foci to misfire and cause an arrhythmia.
Was still hyperthyroid for a year after first taking antithryoid medication. Now TSH etc. are within normal range. Have had heart symptoms/problems since that time which never experienced prior to hyperthyroidism. Symptoms include left side chest discomfort, noises and pain in throat -- all of which are fine with medication. Was diagnosed with heart failure and dilated cardiomyopathy and have a LBBB.
excitement....Fluid will show in an x ray of the lungs.....This would normally be for Senior Dogs...... Heart Disease is NOT a death sentence.....It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...
I remember reading every fine detail on possible side effects, but I don't recall heart failure issues being one of them for long-term...I do remember listed risks of heart attack, stroke, death, suicide, autoimmune issues, ect. (lovely, eh?) listed however...But, I was one of the "weird ones" for sides...
She did not want to go back to jail so she complied but along the way the light went on in her head and her heart. God bless you and your husband. I will pray for you and your son. There is hope and there is a God.
Hydration is extremely important, and yet another contrasting issue with congestive heart failure. The kidneys need the extra water, but it may worsen the CHF symptoms. You may want to consider preparing your own dog food to keep as much phosphorous out of her diet as possible. Most prescription dog foods for kidney failure are merely low protein. The idea being that protein is metabolized in the kidneys; therefore, a low protein diet is necessary.
I am shakey (more inner than outer, if that makes sense), I feel weak and tired, my pulse races, and as I lie in bed at night my heart simply Pounds... I'm a 46 yr old female, don't have hot flashes, and I am about 30 pounds overweight, but carry it with my 6'1" frame. I work in software, so I sit for hours on end - get some exercise here and there at the pool, or walking the dog. My father has had 3 strokes now - my grandfather died after his 2nd.
I don't think you need me to tell you she has to go in for an exam. If her tounge is not hanging out to the side I don't think she had a stroke but that does not always happen. She does have something neurological going on though. She needs to see her Vet. I hope it all works out. I wish I could give you some more adivce but this is something that needs to be addressed with the Vet ASAP. If possible, please let us know how you make out. Good Luck.
I consider the last week a gift from God. I will take what I need to to function. But in my heart of hearts I want no pain, no pills.
We have picked up another bunch of members lately and it is time to dust this one off and ask for their explanations!
What this meant was that my esophagus (the top of my stomach) had been widened and could no longer hold the acid in my stomach in place. Every time I felt the same symptoms as you all been describing (my heart dropping), it was due to the acid rushing up in my esophagus and coming back down.
Sometimes I can go months with none, other times I am having several a minute including other atrial arrhythmias like SVT. Ectopic beats are not deadly in a structurally normal heart. Even a lot of them. In fact, unless you're having thousands a day, most doctors won't even blink. You can be half insane with worry over something that is probably only hurting you in terms of your blood pressure (from the undue, unnecessary stress).
The thumping in my ears is similar to that of "Anklebroken" at the top of this discussion. It began about 15 years ago. Originally, it only occurred when I went to bed at night and only for a few days (around the time of my menstruation each month). My ENT thought it occurred because of fluid retention and said it was cochlear hydrops. I took dyazide (aka "fluid pills") but it didn't help a lot.
I had one similar episode too! Am 57, no history of heart problems. I have a minor neck problem seen on CT. Have had carpal tunnel surgery on one wrist and get minor carpal tunnel symptoms on the other wrist. I experienced the aching/heaviness of the arms while I was sitting at dinner, and a heaviness across the chest - just lasted maybe 30-60 seconds. But this was not at all like any arm pain I experienced with carpal tunnel. Normally my blood pressure is low-normal.
Coumadin, a human anticlotting drug, is used for potential stroke patients and those with certain heart diseases that may led to stroke. Coumadin contains warfarin, and anti-clotting agent also used in certain rodent poisons. One way for a dog to get that is to eat a rodent bait someone left around somewhere. Another way is to eat an owners medications. Assuming neither of those things happened, the pathologist may have simply been looking for a reasonabe explanation of the findings.
I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
I've been thinking about getting another MRI with contrast just in case there's a clot or something in my head that is causing my symptoms and it didn't show because I didn't get the contrast.
I'm a 26 year old male and since October 2006 have been experiencing 24-7 sinus pressure in the upper corners of my nose (always one side at a time), but NO allergy symptoms (i.e. no running nose, sneezing, coughing, itchy nose/eyes/throat, etc). The pressure is so bad that it presses back onto my brain, causing terrible lightheadedness, forgetfullness, and general mental impairment.
Oh my babies, I miss having my own dogs. I am currently living in a householod with one, sometimes two dogs. They are wonderful. I am retired, another reason I should be granted SS benefits, so I have time for a puppy. I have not raised one for five years. This little guy was grabbed by my wife when she split for greener pastures ... *****. Well, on the other hand it would be best to rescue one of those guys from the pound.
I too am having this strange wet, warm sensation on my inner left thigh. It's been going on for the last month or so. It will happen somtimes only a few times a day or as much as 3 or 4 times an hour and lasts only few seconds. As best as I can determine it doesn't happen while I'm sleeping. SO....I did some checking and as many have already mentioned, this symptom can sometimes mean a potential blood clot.
FYI - I don't however have the smell when watching tv or when I am in front of the computer - it is ALL DAY LONG. Someone also mentioned other symptoms etc. I have had no colds, my thyroid is perfect, I eat super healthy (vegan), dont use deodorant (no I am not a hippie), I dont feel like i have a sinus infection (feel pretty good actually), have not taken an antibiotic in over 8+ years...
Left untreated, a magnesium deficiency can lead to more life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and others. Magnesium's role in energy production. One of the primary roles of magnesium is to activate the adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy storage molecule, to create and store energy. Without energy, there is no life. Magnesium's role in relaxing muscles.
If she's showing no other signs/symptoms then I wouldn't be too concerned about a stroke.. Other symptoms are head tilt, turning the wrong way when called, lethargy, vision and balance problems, incontinence, and more.. Does she have any underlying conditions that you know of? ie kidney or heart disease, diabetes, thyroid issues, recent head trauma, high blood pressure all increase risk of strokes. I would be more concerned about Lymes disease..
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