April 17, 2009 at 6:49 pm #63449
Hi I wondered whether any of your dogs have ever had an attack of vestibular syndrome?
Yesterday my 7 year old Gsp got up from her nap & lost her balance -she flopped out on the floor unable to stand up. There were no other symptoms other than rapid eye movement (from side to side) she was a bit bewildered & I did my best to keep calm. I sat down with her & put her head on a cushion. She was in this condition for about 1 minute ( seemed like forever!) after which she got up & carried on as usual! Even started playing with her toys. She has been on form ever since. Hope this is a one off occurence.
I have researched this & it states that there is no known treatment & that some dogs do have relapses but most do not…Hope Rio is the latter! 😮April 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm #86697.dodger.Member
Poor Rio, sounds awful :'( i haven’t heard of it so something for me to read up about :yes:
i’m glad Rio’s better now and my fingers are crossed that it doesn’t happen again :-*April 17, 2009 at 7:11 pm #86698
Thanks .dodger. I hope so too… but as you can imagine I’m watching every “twitch”April 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm #86699kizkiznobiteMember
how do you know this is what it is? what did vet say?
hugs to the pointy oneApril 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm #86700*Lassie*Member
That has been likened to a stroke in a human? if so can have similar effects 🙁 Hope it’s a one off – cuddles to Rio :-*April 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm #86701
Hello again. Rio has been examined by the vet & has been given the all clear. But I need to watch for anything that may cause concern … He thinks it is Vestibular Syndrone but a very very mild case of it because she was only affected for such a short time. Full blood test etc will be needed if she succombs to the same symptoms. I have looked it up & have come up with this
Apparently it is something like the Border terriers “Spikes disease”
Hope it is a one off like the vet says because as most of you know it’s awful to see a normally healthy lively dog in such a state.
Thanks for your good wishes.April 19, 2009 at 5:26 pm #86702xtineMember
sorry to hear about Rio, Liz.. sounds like an awful worry! Hope no more relapses and many kisses to her from me and Fritz :-*
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