Stroke symptoms for dogs

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Avatar f tn I wouldn't worry too much. Older dogs sleep alot and certainly aren't as perky as younger dogs. Just imagine a human that's 88yrs old ... as that's the human equivalent for a Jack Russell. Walking sideways is another issue. It may be that she has some joint problems (quite likely) or may even have had a small stroke. Explain to your vet that she is having this issue and ask for a thorough examination.
Avatar n tn I think it unlikely that the primary cause of your dog'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.
Avatar n tn Many owners confuse the symptoms of a stroke in humans to a stroke in dogs. In fact, they are quite different.
2186126 tn?1384961026 My dog has cushings and instead of putting her on meds that would ruin her kidneys, etc, (and the fact I was unemployed at the time), I went through and ordered their "Harmony Gold" for dogs with cushings. Within one week her panting (which was excessive) diminished about 90% and her bloaty abdomen went back to normal. She is 14.5 years old now, been on the meds for two years. It is now that she is deteriorating fast due to cushings.
675347 tn?1365464245 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! Right now she is eating ok again, but delicately, chewing her food (for once!
Avatar f tn I was able to control my dog's nausea pretty well until the end with phenergan, which is usually prescribed for humans but can be given to dogs. Vets typically go with reglan for nausea at first because it's cheap and usually well-tolerated. BUT, it's metabolized in the kidneys and as the damage to the kidneys progresses, the reglan can build up to toxic levels in the blood. (Not a pretty sight.
Avatar m tn his passed within a week, some dogs have it longer, but it resembles signs of a stroke to a T. And is very common in older dogs. their whole equalibrium (sp?) is off.
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 I got fired from my last job for the seizure disorder. I had been forcasting typhoons for nearly 20 years and now I changed career fields. I was feeling it was time for a change. Now I am on a disability sort of work deal with another company doing clerical work. I know what you mean about being worried about your job. I always worry about it because I am still on the probationary period and with no job I can't pay my bills.
Avatar n tn The Aspirin may have helped, but it certainly did not hurt. Geriatric vestibular disease is the name for the more common stroke in aging dogs. Circling behavior, balance problems, falling down, nausea and vomiting may also occur with vestibular disease. Your dog could have either type. Since you are unable to go to the vet you can treat symptoms with low dose aspirin 81 mg twice daily, Dramamine if your dog has nausea and vomiting at 1/2 the human dose.
927213 tn?1270014966 I don't know. Did she have any symptoms of heat exhaustion going alongside this weakness in her legs? (Such as: heavy panting/breathing TOO deeply/salivation/distress of any kind?).....[later stages include: dry gums as the heat prostration progresses, weakness, confusion or inattention, vomiting or diarrhea and sometimes bleeding. As the condition progresses towards heat prostration or heat stroke there may be obvious paleness or graying to the gums.
Avatar n tn Tara, I'm so sorry for your loss......I know it's awful!!! Been there! Here's what I feel your girl had going on......I wish your Vet would have explained, "It was not good news!" That wasn't explanation enough for any client & too vague of an answer! I also think she dropped the ball on this and I'm not sure that I would leave it alone......Take care & I'll be thinking about you......
Avatar f tn That is also why they were looking at shingles as this can be part of it and are giving him antiviral drugs and steroids for BP. I would think a PONS stroke which is rare would have shown up more with vertigo and other symptoms, rather then a slow onset but hey I am no doctor lol, but if the neuro has dismissed this I would think he is right. Bell Palsy symptoms can come alongside illnesses no doubt about it even an inner ear infection. One of them is Lymes disease.
Avatar n tn I have been on medication for a few months and still have these symptoms off and on. Do you have any advice? Thanks for your time.
Avatar f tn We had to put our other lab to sleep because she had major health problems and suffered a major stroke with no good out come. Our lab went through the depression and seemed to rebound to her old playful self in a years time. Playing ball was never the same for her but she still chased the ball and she still had a healthy appetite and ate 2 times a day with snakes and treats in between. We would also make sure to take her on long walk every day.
Avatar n tn Luckily my vet is amazing and prescribed the usual cocktail of meds to manage his symptoms. For 4 months, he's been happy and most importantly, comfortable. We've adjusted a couple of the meds since, but otherwise he was doing really well with a very healthy appetite. Until tonight. Bobo didn't want to eat his raw diet or Vetmedin tabs, and hardly wanted the cream cheese ball (which hides the rest of the pills).
Avatar n tn The detox place we took him to the second time he asked for help did have meds to help witht he withdrawal symptoms. We plan on all of us getting together this weekend and confronting him with what we feel and know. God willing he will admit to us all he is doing herion again and needs help and this time will stay longer in detox until he is truly clean.
Avatar f tn He can't manage simple task like taking a shower or feeding his dogs. I will tell him to go feed the dogs and he will say "ok" but then it's like his soul leaves his body and his eyes glaze over, kinda like the lights are on but nobody's home. He has also wandered off to a neighborhood that is about a mile and a half north of town out in the country all by itself.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn But, my encouragement for all is that it does get better very soon, usually 3 days and the symptoms start to go away. I feel like I am full of cement and can barely move, no energy, cant sleep, all the normal stuff that happens in WD. I was at one time given Oxy and I elected to go cold turkey. This is a very bad idea and please don't ever try OXY by going cold turkey, it is worse than just about anything you can think of.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar m tn Also, dark green salads and fruit as a snack, especially blueberries, will cool you off and give you more bulk, keep the ingredients refrigerated. Look up stuff online about heat stroke and the symptoms, see if any match up, especially the rash and digestive problems you're having. Also, there is a dermatology department at this website, just go to the list of forums (it's at the icon "forums" at the very top of this page) and post about your rash over there.
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15442 tn?1316521989 Today I saw my GP again for a referral to have L/R carotid dopplers done (at the request of the neuro). She showed me the last letter from the neuro which states that on my new MRI (FLAIR one) he sees more foci of high signal in the cerebral hemispheres than on the previous one, (which was only done six weeks previously). OK..... So when I was in his rooms after the FLAIR MRI and he told me that he wished he could say his brain was as good as mine........
Avatar n tn Many of the symptoms come and go, which can also be confusing for doctor and patient. There is much controversy over the disease, from definition to testing to treatment. Many people with Lyme test negative. Unfortunately, this is often used to exclude Lyme, which it should not. A Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) is your best bet as such a doctor knows the disease well, and can make a clinical diagnosis. There's a good symptom list in this document. http://www.ilads.
363281 tn?1518219421 Body (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the body in general): Allergy problems, increase in allergies (number, sensitivity, reactions, lengthier reactions) Back pain, stiffness, tension, pressure, soreness, spasms, immobility in the back or back muscles Blanching (looking pale, loss of color in the face or skin) Blushing, turning red, flushed face, flushed skin, blushing, red face or skin Body jolts, body zaps, electric jolt feeling in body, intense body tremor or “body shake” Bo
1139187 tn?1355710247 Feeling faint heartpalps headfog wobbly knees blurred vision hot flashes and much more Within two weeks, it has relieved those symtoms and i was able to began to control my panic attacks on my own with the initial help of Zoloft. For ear buzzing unrelated to Anxiety, I don't know Bruce...I understand that you are frustrated and at your wits end..but Zoloft may not be the answer!...I followed alot of your posts but not all so I ask this: Have you had a thorough check up with an ENT doc???
Avatar f tn I'd started seeing him in march with a list of various symptoms I'd had for varying lengths of time and being my first visit only a couple were pursued, namely my respiratory issues, chronic constipation and chest pain. All 3 had gone on for many years, the chest pain as far back as age 14.