05-08-2016, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Lisa DogLover
The vet says the blood panel was normal. So now I'm really worried that it's something neurological. His head is still swaying back and forth, and he's losing his balance and walking very clumsily.
What's going on?
Has he had a stroke?
Do symptoms of brain tumours come on this abruptly?
The vet has said we need to "wait and see" if he improves. Waiting is pretty awful. I don't know what to think.
Going by his symptoms and your video, and by what I went through with my old dog, my two guesses for the new symptoms. Are vestibular disease, and stroke. The two often mimic each other.
My old boy had a few mini strokes that seemed like seizures when I saw him having them. He'd be laying next to me seem the be sort of out of it, with his head swaying, then it'd just go away. He did that a couple times, the first time I thought maybe I imagined it, and I was going to take him to the vet to see what was going on but he had a large stroke before I could.
I'd not wait and see with your boy, I'd try and get a second opinion and a third one if necessary, explain to the new vet what's going on, what he's been treated for, and how he's steadily getting worse.
If nothing else ask your vet about giving him baby aspirin in case it was a mini stroke, the aspirin may be able to prevent any more of them, BUT ask the vet before giving them to him. They are what my vet had me giving my boy after he had a second stroke a week after the first large one to try and prevent more.