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areTuckers eyes darting back and forth?Thanks,
Tucker may be experiencing a disturbance to his equilibrium called Vestibular syndrome. It is similar to motion sickness in humans and is sometimes caused by an middle ear infection.Chi's are also subject to abscessed teeth and roots that can cause pain and disorientation. The mouth ears and throat are all intimately related so one can affect the other. You can read about vestibular here:
Tucker may also be dehydrated and or hypoglycemic. He is acting scared because he is experiencing pain or discomfort. Put a drop of pancake syrup on his tongue to raise his blood sugar. If it is too late to run out and get plain pedialyte add a pinch of salt and sugar to his water to balance his electrolytes. Offer your baby cottage cheese, boiled chicken or meat to motivate him to eat.
Tucker should be seen by his vet first thing in the morning. If he is unable to urinate or cannot stand or you cannot stabelize him tonight he needs to be seen in the ER. I really do not like the leg weakness. I am hoping it is only being caused by dizziness or nausea due to the vestibular disorientation.
Please let me know how your baby is doing and if he responds to the food and hydration and syrup. I will be happy to help further.
could he have eaten something toxic or non food?
do you have an ER vet in your area?
Is he ever out alone?
do you have any creeps for neighbors?
how long is he symptomatic?
when would he have eaten oleander?It IS on he toxic list!!!!!!
cslll the ASPCA emergency number on the bottom of the page.
His symptoms do fit a toxin and oleander can shut his kidneys down.
call the aspca emergency number on this link
This is what the DR wrote:
That chihuahua is likely blowing an intervertebral disc BADLY!! It needs IMMEDIATE veterinary surgery/medical attention if the spinal cord is going to be saved!! This means they may need to drive 1-2 hours to get to an emergency vet, but time is so very valuable in saving nerve function!! The dragging of the rear feet and knuckling of the rear limbs and his extreme agitation and incoordination are very strong symptoms of a cord injury that could be permanent if not treated ASAP!!
Please advise them to get to an ER NOW!!