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My 15 year old maltese paws violently at her head, to the

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my 15 year old maltese paws violently at her head, to the point that she falls
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: over backwards. (Maggie)
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maggie?
Customer: Then she stops, and jerks her head up and down repeatedly for about a minute.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry to hear this is happening.

I will need more information to better assist you today.

How long has this been going on?

Is she shaking her head as well?

Any excessive licking of the paws?

Any discharge or bad smell from the ears?

Is her appetite normal?

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 9 months ago.

Unfortunately I have to go. I will opt out so another professional can help you.

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Maggie is having such strange behavior. Can you look in her mouth- is there something stuck in there? How do her teeth look? Are there any loose that she could be trying to remove? Can you look in her ears? Are they red? Does there appear to be any infection? How do her eyes look? Any wounds? Anything stuck in her hair?

Please let me know the answers to these questions so that I can help you and Maggie today.

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

How is Maggie doing now? Is she still pawing at her face? Is she feeling better? Were you able to look closely at her mouth and ears?

Dr. Amanda