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She started running around in circles and then she started

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she started running around in circles and then she started having difficult in standing and heavy panting.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: she started running around in circles and then she started having difficult in standing and heavy panting.
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: no where
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: no just seemed confused started bumping into things and now takes a couple of steps and falls all four legs open and fallls
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: no woundj
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Lady D and she is 15
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lady D?
Customer: she has a lot of warts but basically just arthritis

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today. I am sorry no one answered you earlier. Different experts sign in at different times.

At her age a few different things are possible. It’s possible your dog is suffering from vestibular disease. Symptoms include standing with legs spread out, swaying, head tilt, abnormal eye movement, walking sideways, falling over and may include vomiting. There are a few things that can cause this condition such as an ear infection, some medications and old age. Have your Vet check your dog for this condition.

Here are some great sites on this condition:

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_vestibular_disease.html

http://www.canine-epilepsy.com/vestibular.html

The good news is that if this is the problem and it is due to old age, the condition normally resolves itself over a few weeks. Your vet will most likely prescribe dramamine or bonine to help with the symptoms. You can read about dramamine and bonine usage, precautions and dosage here:

http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/dimenhydrinate-dramamine

http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/meclizine-bonine-antivert

A stroke is also a possibility which you can read about here:

http://vetspecialists.co.uk/factsheets/Neurology_Facts/Stroke.html

If for some reason it doesn't come up that way, it should on this page:

http://vetspecialists.co.uk/Default.aspx?PageID=2123716&A=SearchResult&SearchID=1890667&ObjectID=2123716&ObjectType=1

Organ failure can also lead to incoordination as well and at 15 sudden organ failure is a possibility. I would have her seen and have bloodwork done. If the vet does not mention vestibular disease, you should bring it up as fets sometimes miss that diagnoses.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.

Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
jadedangel57

Hi Again,

I just thought I'd check in to see how things are going for you and your dog. Let me know if my answer was helpful.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
thank you, ***** *****

Great. Glad to hear that. You are very welcome.

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