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tilted head, vomiting, chasing tail shaking his head

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tilted head, vomiting, chasing tail shaking his head
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

It sounds like there is an inner ear infection. This will cause vestibular/ vertigo type signs where they are tilted, uncoordinated and they can be nauseated and vomit as well. They will also often circle like you are describing.

The treatment is usually with oral antibiotics and meds to help with the motion sickness. They typically recover fully over 7-10 days. I would go to your vet tomorrow for the antibiotics. In the mean time, you can pick up some Meclizine over the counter at any human drug store. You can give him 12.5 mg once daily for motion sickness/ nausea.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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