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Old 02-16-2019, 09:01 AM
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Dizzy dogs?!?

I have two dogs—lab and border collie. My lab has been losing weight for at least 6 months no matter how much we feed her. Last weekend, she had two episodes where she got dizzy and was unable to walk. One time she fell over. She has been fine ever since. This weekend, my border collie had the exact same episode except his dizziness lasted for hours and was much worse. This morning, he seems fine. They are 3 and 4 years old and play and eat completely normal still. We live in the woods, so they do eat lots of different animal poop. I’m wondering if they have a parasite or worms???? My vet has seen my lab and tested her blood, urine, and glucose levels—all showing normal. We’re at a loss, and I’m super worried. Any suggestions???
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:46 PM
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I've had a couple of cats with dizziness and it was middle or inner ear infections. They also didn't eat from nausea due to the dizziness.
Maybe get a second opinion or see a neurologist. If it's a viral infection, or bacterial it can be contagious and the second dog could have caught it from the other.

Even minor upper respiratory infections can cause secondary infections in various places, ie lungs is bronchitis, sinuses is sinus infections, ears is ear infections etc. Cats can carry the herpes virus just like the one that causes cold sores in people (not the STD). So whenever those cats get stressed, ie, moving, new pet or family member, fighting with other pet or among humans, loss of another pet or family member, they can get minor URI symptoms as minor as a few sneezes to full on illness. This can lead to ear infections and vestibular issues, balance problems from dizziness.

Or could be a neurological problem from eating something poison or toxic like berries, mushrooms or poop of a oiisoned animal. Both dogs could have eaten the same thing. Could also be tickborne diseases like Lyme or the many others out there.
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:14 PM
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Try CBD oil. Been giving it to my 2 dogs for a few months now and the results have been FANTASTIC. They’re less anxious, skin has cleared up and they sleep through the night with no more pacing all over the house. The company I buy mine from is based out of North Carolina. They even have a specific pet product. Here is a link if you’re interested. https://petty.greencompassglobal.com
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Try CBD oil. Been giving it to my 2 dogs for a few months now and the results have been FANTASTIC. They’re less anxious, skin has cleared up and they sleep through the night with no more pacing all over the house. The company I buy mine from is based out of North Carolina. They even have a specific pet product. Here is a link if you’re interested. https://petty.greencompassglobal.com
What does this post have to do with the original question?
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My first guess would be that your dogs ate something poisonous or toxic like mushrooms or berries, or nibbled on a toxic plant or leaf. Esp since you live in the woods where probably all kinds of stuff grows... and both dogs have similar symptoms.

Or the symptoms sound a bit like a blod clot. Has your vet checked your dogs for heartworm lately? Dogs with heartworm can lose a lot of weight. I adopted my Gracie dog from the shelter and she had heartworm and was very underweight due to the heartworms.

Also she became disoriented and collapsed one day randomly. I knew something was off bc she got up in the middle of the night when we were all hanging out and sh went to the foyer and peed. She was 100% potty trained and had never had a potty accident before. I ran to her and watched as her legs gave out and she fell to the ground. Totally out of it for a few minutes!

I believe it was due to a worm dying off and putting a clot temporarily in her bloodstream. She never had that symptom again. Pretty scary. We rushed her to the after hours vet, but by then the clot had passed and she was acting normally again.

Ask your vet about heartworms if you haven't already.
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I’ve thought of heartworms too. Going to ask the vet tomorrow. Thank you all for your advice!
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