Mini stroke dogs

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Avatar f tn I have tears in my eyes as my dogs and cat are my ‘babies”, I can’t have children, I feel like they are mine, yet I can’t help her/them! I already know one needs $3000 level 3 dental! (My husband has a cracked molar and my teeth need checking……etc! no dental plan here!) No my baby chihuahua went in for ingrown nail and when Vet checked her mouth, WOW. Her left front molar is wrapped around by “hair, etc.” at root, loose it is huge!
Avatar f tn I had an ischematic stroke in August 2006, when aged 51, and since then have suffered numerous neurological 'episodes' which were initially diagnosed by the local hospital as TIA's (mini-strokes) but which I'm now informed are a rare kind of migraine. I don't get the blinding headaches that I'd normally expect with a migraine, but I do get the same sorts of symptoms you'd expect with a stroke - head floppiness, slurred speech, inability to flex the fingers of my left hand etc.
Avatar n tn He went to urgent care again, where they said it could have been a mini-stroke, but to go to the er, if it gets worse. The next day, he woke up feeling the same sensation, only now in his leg as well. He went to the er where it got worse to where it was very painful and his chest was in pain. He ended up having to be admitted to the hospital where he seems to be getting worse.
Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
2186126 tn?1384961026 It is so hard when our friends get old, it breaks your heart to see them sick. My dog is 15, and doing okay right now for her age, but I know at anytime something can come up. We also have 7 old cats, and one of them was just diagnosed with heart disease. They give you so much pleasure and love, but it is so hard in the end. I wish you luck with helping Sasha, shes a lucky dog to be so loved.
Avatar n tn Just tonight I was reading the posts and comments about dogs with Congestive heart failure and then we took our female Bassett (a rescue) to her vet for a 2 week followup. She had been diagnosed with CHF, just 13 days ago, she was put on arthritis meds, heart meds, water pill, and an antibiotic. With a "possible diagnosis" of CHF. Come on people, putting your dog out of their pain and misery, is the best thing you can do for them. I, was trying to be selfish, thinking of only myself.
Avatar m tn Sorry to read of your loss and the loss of a buddy to your remaining dog - this is one of the issues that troubles me when we talk about getting our dog a "brother or sister". The one experience I have with a stroke, diagnosed as a spinal stroke, was there was remaining paralysis. In this case it was a 10 year old large Golden Retriever. We got him back on his feet (rear was the problem and is a weak spot anyway in Goldens) using water therapy.
Avatar f tn The man said I was too young for a mini stroke (untrue) and really wouldn't consider it. After all I'm in good health. When he gave me normal routine exam, touch his fingers my nose etc I passed perfectly.
Avatar n tn I think this is definitely one for your vet to examine, take blood tests for analysis and treat accordingly. It could be a stroke, which can cause partial paralysis, hence left hand sided neck bend and poor walking strength. How old is your dog? Have you noticed prior symptoms? What type of dog do you have? Have you been giving your dog any kind of strenuous excersizing recently?
Avatar m tn In a study of 226 spayed female dogs, a greater percentage of dogs treated with Incurin improved compared to dogs treated with placebo. Incurin was shown to be effective for the control of estrogen-responsive urinary incontinence in spayed female dogs 1 year and older." Hope this is helpful.
Avatar f tn At that time, she was active and doing her thing - bolting from window to window in the car, barking at dogs on the sidewalk, energetic as usual. Everything was just the way it always is. By the time I got around to giving her the bath, she seemed a little withdrawn. Downright mopey. Although a good bath, and the toweling off she gets afterward are normally stimulating for her, she came in and went to sleep.
Avatar f tn My vet said she might have suffered a mini-stroke and mentioned the possibility of a blockage behind the eye or a brain tumor. She said that different sized pupils were a "very bad indication." She said there was no way to know without an x-ray or catscan. She suggested I get a 2nd opinion from a specialist. In the meantime, she has given me arthritic medication for Maggie. The earliest I could get in with the specialist is in 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn I am not sure what might have caused his sudden blindness. Could he have had a mini-stroke, perhaps? These things can strike without warning. He's not terribly old at 11. I doubt it would have been caused by 'old age'. I don't mean to sound hard about this upsetting thing, but believe it or not, he will get used to not being able to see. At first he will be somewhat confused, and will need a little extra support. But I presume his hearing is still ok?
Avatar n tn now she can't even get up without her back legs giving way. We don't know if she might have had a mini stroke or if it is an episode of vestibular disease. She still can follow our movements, recognize us, eat, and drink. As for bowel moments, I think she knows that she has to go but simply can't reach the door in time as a result of her reduced mobility. Any advice or insight on what steps we should taske would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Doctors believe less than a year ago I had a mini stroke (TIA? I think is what they called it) I believe I had another episode 12/4/2012, but they cannot tell me why tho. I am tired of hearing “you’re too young for anything to be wrong”. If I am too young, why do I feel like I am 90 years old and dying inside? I hurt every day and have for quite a few years! I work from home, some people seem to think I need to get out and find a part time job.
Avatar f tn Doctors believe less than a year ago I had a mini stroke (TIA? I think is what they called it) I believe I had another episode 12/4/2012, but they cannot tell me why tho. I am tired of hearing “you’re too young for anything to be wrong”. If I am too young, why do I feel like I am 90 years old and dying inside? I hurt every day and have for quite a few years! I work from home, some people seem to think I need to get out and find a part time job.
973741 tn?1342346373 He's had some problems with forgetting things, for some time and recently had a mini stroke, so that didn't help matters. He now has another tumor in his bladder, that is scheduled to be checked next month. We've been married for 50 yrs, and over that time, we've done a lot of things for each other, so we probably come out even. We just do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, so I don't know if that's called sacrifice or just marriage.
Avatar f tn Doctors believe less than a year ago I had a mini stroke (TIA? I think is what they called it) I believe I had another episode 12/4/2012, but they cannot tell me why tho. I am tired of hearing “you’re too young for anything to be wrong”. If I am too young, why do I feel like I am 90 years old and dying inside? I hurt every day and have for quite a few years! I work from home, some people seem to think I need to get out and find a part time job.
Avatar n tn First of all we have a 3 year old male mini- poodle. He has been in good health as of lately. His eating habits are table food and dry dog food. 7 days ago i gave him alpo beef, chicken, and lamb canned food along with his hard food that he eats. The next couple of days he was constipated and would strain when he would go outside to the bathroom. Eventually after walking around long enough he would finally have a bowel movement.
Avatar f tn Labrador retrievers Golden retrievers Poodles Keeshonds Beagles German shepherds Dachshunds Irish setters Cocker spaniels Australian Shepherds Jasper is an Australian shepherd mix and research from the Canine Epilepsy Project at the University of Missouri shows that of the 8066 DNA samples that they collected from 90 different breeds of dogs, over 10% of all the affected dogs were Australian Shepherds.
Avatar n tn My neighbor who never even remembers a tick nor has she any pets had a mini stroke, mri was done and it was findings on it which her doctor further tested for lyme and she was also positive. One band only IGM, not sure which one, but needless to say. She is a doctor herself and a positive, like my doctor says, is A POSITIVE. Whether it be one or several. My doctor had a daughter that had it and he flat out says if you are psotive on IGM, it represents current infection.
Avatar f tn It could also have been caused by hypoglycemia. It could have been a minor cerebral accident (mini stroke). If it's a brain tumor, they will happen again. If it was hypoglycemia, as long as her blood sugar doesn't crash again, it should remain an isolated incident. If it was a cerebral accident, it may or may not happen again. At 15, though, I wouldn't start her on serious meds like anti-seizure meds unless the seizures were happening on a daily or even weekly basis.
363281 tn?1518219421 I am not sure what the rate was, I didn't count it, but it was probably 100. When it stopped, I then had a mini anxiety attack, but quickly regained my composure. My fear is, I am afraid it was paroxysmal A-Fib. I haven't had any since this morning, maybe just my normal "blips" that suck but nothing like what i had earlier. I made an appointment to see my PCP tomorrow at 3. I want an EKG or an echo, but over here in New Zealand, they just don't do them unless it is really important.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn You can usually get them to stop it by massaging their throat and getting them to swallow. It happens in cats as well as in dogs. Gasping and coughing could be a sign of a collapsing trachea. This is extremely common in middle aged and older toy dogs, and it's caused by the rings of the trachea losing their firmness, causing the trachea to cave in. It's fairly common in overweight dogs as well. Diagnosis can be made by palpating the throat to see if a cough can be elicited.
Avatar m tn Obviously there's a load of detail I'm not including because of space issues. We did contact the vet, who suggested we skip a dose and cut back to 64.8 mg 2x per day. We just did the first 64.8 mg dose. But the dog is still adjust to the meds, and the side effects and the question remain. If anyone out there has had this issue and does know the answer, I'd appreciate your response. I'm just interested in any anecdotal evidence of how long to expect side effects to last.
1413972 tn?1305583364 the other sunday i had some tramadols as the pain was too much and felt different within 3hours id had a seizure and docs actaully think it was a mini stroke! so erm ive gave them back to the doctor.. i hate this feelin and jus feels like im gettin worse n worse and left to jus get on with it. im tryin soo hard to be normal and not let me pain show but its hard, this weeks been the hardest, im not sleepin or eatin cus of it either.. i really do wanna giv up! i feel soo alone.
Avatar f tn I truly thought this was a sign of old age, since she's also lost most of her hearing and her joints have stiffened in the past year. My vet suspected she might have suffered a mini-stroke and mentioned the possibility of a blockage behind the eye or a brain tumor. She said there was no way to know without an x-ray or catscan... which would be very expensive. She suggested I get a second opinion from a specialist... which I suspect will come with the same uncertain diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Then she was much better. And as time has gone by she is OK in the car now. Dogs and other animals do grieve. But I think although their feelings run deep and loyal, they are also more easily distracted than us humans are. So that's the best plan. But right now I know what you must be feeling. And I wish you all the best, and God Bless.
Avatar m tn the other day i told some of my family and my aunt said that the family had a history of mini seizurs but no one else in the family said anything so not sure she had a few of them some time back and when ppl talk to her sometimes she doesnt know what they are saying she can hear them but its like they are talking in another language