Stroke symptoms in 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
2186126 tn?1384961026 Prior to taking the meds, she was always happy and interested in a walk - granted always hungry, but vivacious, full of life. After taking trilostane, it's as if she shut done. I feel that in some dogs, the medicine stops their cortisol production and then somehow it triggers something else that causes them to shut down. I've read now that internal medicine veterinary specialists believe in not treating Cushing's and letting it run its course.
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 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 means that it is limited to a small area. In my opinion - yes, you should mention ALL of your symptoms to your neurologist - even the bladder ones. Depending on the neuro, it might help to have a list that he/she can look over.
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.
675347 tn?1365464245 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!
927213 tn?1270014966 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.] If those early signs were absent, then I would be more inclined to think it could be spinal trouble, or possibly something else.
Avatar n tn I woke up this morning at 6am and came downstairs to find my 12 year old dalmation suffering from some sort of stroke or seizure. She couldnt stand and was in real discomfort, her eyes moving very fast from side to side.After ringing vet after vet i got in touch with some one 45mins away and was told to take her to the Animal Hospital. When i arrived and the vet done several checks she told me it was not good news and the best option was to have her put to sleep.
Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar f tn However, I have been in touch with patients with symptoms very similar to mine who got it here in the States. My symptoms mimiced MS and IBS. My coinfection of Bartonella has made the GI and neuro symptoms worse. Joint pain is very common, but is not a required symptom. To me, it makes sense that a different tick can result in a variation of the bacteria that results is a somewhat different disease presentation.
Avatar n tn This a great thread and I hope it continues on as it has gone on for years! I care for animals in various end-of-life conditions. I am currently helping a mom with her nearly 17 y/o chihuahua. She has stopped most of her heart meds and has not returned to the drastic CHF symptoms (no-one knows why). But she is getting more quiet and eating and drinking less and less. Without critical symptoms, it is even harder to "take your dog in.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn The thing is there are a few other physical indicators that could be symptoms of something else. Change in appetite and physical activity can be neon signs when it comes to physical health of a dog. It sounds like Roxy's activity level sounds like it has completely changed like night and day. That is a red flag even though she is aging. Especially since you foresee her possibly losing more weight in the future at the rate she is going.
Avatar n tn I knew that theres something wrong, but I come from different country and never had a chance to met and drug usser in my life and i wouldn't know the symptoms. Anyway he was compulsive liar. The things started be mising on me. At the begining i felt that the loves me, but when i was susspecting his addiction he stopped give a f$% about anything.
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 as this can do permanent damage to the nerve cells in your central nervous system(brain and apinal cord), cardiopulmonary system and smooth muscle in your digestive tract( mainly the large intestine as these are the areas of the body where opiate receptors are widely spread. Tapering as slowly as possible will almost eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Once you stop taking them you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms so always taper as slowly as possible toward the end. xoxo- D.
15442 tn?1316521989 Back again, I haven't really been gone but in the background lurking and catching up with everyone elses posts. Being new to this diagnostic trail that we all must follow, I don't always have anything to add to the posts but I surely understand the concern and worry experienced by everyone here. I am patiently (well not really patiently) awaiting my upcoming tests. I have an EEG on Tuesday and then the following week all the auditory and balance tests, inlcuding VEMPS, BERA etc.
192055 tn?1263559137 Hi, there are a whole bunch of postings under "chronic cough" which seem similar to this. And some good ideas I am going to try I have had a constant cough for 3 plus years and for last year it has been phlegmy like yours. I am always coughing and clearing my throat at meetings like an old man. Worse in a.m. when I wake up or out in cold walking the dogs. Or.... talking on the telephone or in a meeting. Always have a "frog" in my throat.
572651 tn?1531002957 That meant Bomber, his new partner, would also be living in the house with us. K-9 dogs are also very much a part of their families. But Bomber is a 100 lb German Shepherd ... he is generally very docile around the house (unless someone he doesn't know comes to the door or breaches the perimeter of our property, lol), but we just were not comfortable introducing a small bird into the equation. Plus, Cosmo was used to being out of his cage whenever I was home.
Avatar n tn (1) It is a muted sound, much like when you pop your ear to try to equalize the pressure, but not as loud. (2) It is irregular, as in it doesn't follow my hearbeat in any way... but it is happening 14-15 times every minute. (3) It does have a feeling to it... as in, when you hear a noise, it doesn't feel like something physical is happening to you... this feels something like pressure being relieved from the ear... Anyone have a clue?
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 n tn do you hear a high pitch noise?? aura symptoms typically after a migraine!! Or anyone sometimes have pressure in the ears or in the head?? see a neurologist this is a constant migraine...ever notice some days being better than others...now the cause probably a lot of things...cell phone use now that we are all smart phones looking at the screens a lot is causing eye strains..computer use, how many stare at a computer for hours?? food...why hell yes look at what we all eat..caffeine? sure..
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