Heart stroke symptoms in dogs

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Avatar n tn Many owners confuse the symptoms of a stroke in humans to a stroke in dogs. In fact, they are quite different.
Avatar n tn Yes dogs can have strokes, but it is rare. 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.
3670518 tn?1351646155 I have very limited experience with stroke in dogs, but the way your dog recovered suggests to me it was not a stroke. Given you dog was receiving hospital level treatment I think you should ask the vet involved in that treatment.
Avatar m tn Canine Stroke Recovery Dog's suffer from brain strokes just as we do. However the chances of complete recovery are greater. Find out about canine stroke recovery period and how to look after your dog post attack... Dogs usually suffer from strokes only after they are over 8 years of age, unless there is something drastically wrong with the dog's health. Strokes never do come with a warning and often just happen without any prior signs.
Avatar f tn Causes of Unexplained Panting in Dogs Respiratory Disorders Perhaps this is one of the most common causes of unexplained panting in dogs. The dog may be suffering from a variety of disorders affecting the upper and lower airways that interfere with proper breathing. Possible conditions may be: disorders of the voice box (with loud panting), nasopharyngeal polyps, collapsing trachea, the presence of fluid in the lungs or chest, asthma and even cancer.
Avatar f tn She could have had a stroke. Dogs don't generally have heart attacks, but they do have strokes, and her symptoms fit that. A stroke is sudden, and it can happen to a seemingly healthy dog,especially an older dog. It is something that would not have been due to anyone's action or inaction. I'm sorry for your loss.
1204073 tn?1265628271 It doesn't sound like you were at fault. It's not uncommon for dogs to die around that age. He could have had a stroke, heart attack, etc. The owners could have an autopsy done to find out for sure.
Avatar n tn I hope the hospital scanned his head to see if he did indeed have a stroke, and if they have not, by golly they need to! Also, I am wondering if he was in some kind of accident before this happened to him, like even while working on the car, he may have wrenched his back. Sometimes if you hurt the thoracic spine, it'll make the chest hurt, and if he hurt his whole spine, it'll cause the tingling in his extremities and face.
Avatar f tn she said just to keep an eye out for symptoms and she will listen to his heart when he comes in for routine shots, etc. as i said, my dog is very active and has absolutely no symptoms of a murmur. here are my questions: is a wait and see approach ok for something like this if he has no symptoms? would he need heart medication if he has no symptoms? are heart murmurs ever misdiagnosed by a veterinarian (saying he has one when he does not)?
Avatar m tn A stroke or heart attack could have caused sudden death. I'm sure there are other possibilities as well, maybe you want to ask your vet. I am so sorry for your loss.
Avatar f tn I think what I would be doing now would be to have a heart-to-heart talk with the vet to see if he or she thinks that yes, this probably was a stroke. There may be no way to tell for sure without a CT scan of the head, and I don't believe I would go that far (if such a thing is even available in your area).
Avatar m tn You did a great job with your dog in that he lived for 14 years and was in good health. The same things that cause sudden death in humans happen to dogs as well. So the answer to you question is yes, dogs can die suddenly with no symptoms that anything is wrong. As traumatic as it is to those of us left behind, it was a kindness that he never had to suffer and likely didn't even know anything was wrong. Sometimes there just aren't any good answers.
Avatar n tn It does sound like a seizure - the problem is figuring out if the seizure directly contributed to his death, or if it was an underlying condition that caused both the seizure and death. It could have been a stroke, or even a heart problem. Any time oxygen is reduced to the brain, seizures become possible. Any chance he could have developed heart worms?
Avatar m tn head tilted to side, one eye not focused, not blinking as much, trouble walking. The older two are female and are being treated with Prednizone, which is definitely helping. The youngest one began exhibiting today, will see the vet tomorrow. I looked at RoundUp as the cause, but it doesn't seem to fit the bill. Any thoughts?
Avatar n tn Nancy Dear Nancy, These intermittent symptoms have a cardiac type pattern, a stroke is a very unlikely cause of chest pain, but the combination of chest pain with vague symptoms in the left arm is very suggestive of a heart problem. Typically this occurs during a heart attack but obviously this has been excluded.
Avatar n tn s death was heat stroke. Your dog was exhibiting abnormal symptoms prior to being left outside. She had increased drinking while she was still indoors in the air conditioning. Increased drinking can be signs of over heating of course, but it is also caused by diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism, kidney disease, pyometra, toxin ingestion and more. I am sorry that I cannot be more definitive about her cause of death.
1310611 tn?1279923843 IT is usually high but not that high. In addition I had a heart attack at 29 and two minor ones since. I have had numerous angioplasties and angiograms........
Avatar m tn Hello~Dogs, like people, can have changes after a stroke and personality changes is one of the changes. Sometimes, this will pass in a few months, in the meantime, just keep loving her.
144586 tn?1284666164 I placed this in the senior section rather than the stroke section because it concerns seniors who have not yet had strokes. Last week, a friend, who is 87, experienced stroke symptoms, specifically slurred speech and weakness on one side of the body. He called his "top doctor", who suggested he call an ambulance and go to a medical facility with which the physician was affiliated. Actually he may have only spoken to the service, and not the actual physician.
Avatar f tn I think at 102.7 you can safely say your dog is in the "fever" zone. Dogs' temperatures CAN vary a little around the 101.5 mark, sometimes a little higher. But over 102, although not a severe temperature, yes it is something to warrant attention. You can't assume because he has a fever that he has a 'cold'. There could be a bunch of reasons why he's developed a fever. He does need to see the vet, to rule out a few things. It could be nothing particularly serious....
Avatar m tn 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!
Avatar n tn I am 64, had a heart attack last year and also have a lot of risk factors for stroke. For the last week I have had constant numbness and a lot of weakness on my left side. I never had the weakness before, nor the numbness around the clock, so it makes me suspect a stroke. I was off my plavix for a few days last week as I have no insurance anymore. How can I differentiate between the stenosis and a stroke.