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Old 08-06-2019, 09:49 PM
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My dog Puppy suddenly was swaying her head and was sensitive to being pet or touched her her head - wincing when my hand got close. She wasn't herself. I dunno, maybe it was like she was drunk. I don't know how to explain it. :-(

I took her to a local park about 5 hours before. She seemed ok and it was humid out. I didn't walk as far as I usually do and we went back home. I don't know if any of this has anything to do with the symptoms she showed. I'm really scared.

I took her to the vet right after the symptoms. Fortunately, they were still open. The vet thought she might had ingested a drug outside or something like that.

I dunno. I am scared as I only read online about vestibular disorder/disease and stroke. I read one thread on here about a thyroid issue causing head swaying. I am so scared as all those are serious.

I feel so bad and I was crying all night. She is staying overnight and I don't have a diagnosis yet. I am so worried. I have health issues of my own and I was trying to care for her health as best I can. :-(
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:24 PM
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My dog Puppy suddenly was swaying her head and was sensitive to being pet or touched her her head - wincing when my hand got close. She wasn't herself. I dunno, maybe it was like she was drunk. I don't know how to explain it. :-(



I took her to a local park about 5 hours before. She seemed ok and it was humid out. I didn't walk as far as I usually do and we went back home. I don't know if any of this has anything to do with the symptoms she showed. I'm really scared.



I took her to the vet right after the symptoms. Fortunately, they were still open. The vet thought she might had ingested a drug outside or something like that.



I dunno. I am scared as I only read online about vestibular disorder/disease and stroke. I read one thread on here about a thyroid issue causing head swaying. I am so scared as all those are serious.



I feel so bad and I was crying all night. She is staying overnight and I don't have a diagnosis yet. I am so worried. I have health issues of my own and I was trying to care for her health as best I can. :-(


It is good your dog is staying at the vet over night. Someone there can look after the animal. You are such a nice person to take of your health problems and your dogs at the same time.

Looks like you are doing all the right things. I am glad the vet was still open at that time.

Hopefully you have some good news tomorrow.



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Old 08-06-2019, 10:40 PM
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I am really scared. I cried for 4 hrs. My eyes were really red. I am scared of what happened. :-(
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:46 PM
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How would some drug be outside for the dog to eat? Prescriptions are expensive. Did you see the dog eat anything?


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I didn't see anything. I have the same question you do. That's why I am worried about what is wrong and what happened. :-(
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I didn't see anything. I have the same question you do. That's why I am worried about what is wrong and what happened. :-(

Is your dog a young age?


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No. Around 10. But, I don't know the age exactly.
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No. Around 10. But, I don't know the age exactly.


Did you find out anything about your dog yet?


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Old 08-08-2019, 03:47 PM
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The vet guessed she ingested a toxin.

She was herself the next day. I took her for a walk in a different park and she seems ok. I am glad but I hope the vet's guess was correct.

The other outcomes are scary. But, when I speculated on these, my vet didn't think it was related to thyroid or vestibular disease/gme. I hope not. I am crossing my fingers. I love my dog, Puppy.
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The vet guessed she ingested a toxin.



She was herself the next day. I took her for a walk in a different park and she seems ok. I am glad but I hope the vet's guess was correct.



The other outcomes are scary. But, when I speculated on these, my vet didn't think it was related to thyroid or vestibular disease/gme. I hope not. I am crossing my fingers. I love my dog, Puppy.


That is good news. Good to know your puppy is doing much better.


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