There are two dogs a puppy and 8 year old cocker spanial. The puppy happened a few weeks ago. We live in Montana and our relatives were visiting with their dogs. It was 14 below zero. The puppy showed the exact same symptoms as the 8 year old cocker did tonight (visiting again). The vet thought hypothermia or posoin. The vet reported that the puppy was in and out of conciousness and had a slowed heart rate-- he didn't expect the puppy to live through the night. The next morning the pup was fine.
Tonight the older dog of theirs started walking drunkenly and wobbly. As the evening progressed she layed down and was barely staying awake. When moved she was like a lifeless animal, but her eyes were open. It's been a couple hours since I first asked my question and she is slightly more alert-- I mean slightly, but that is improvement.
Our relatives think that our home might be the issue. We have two cockers as well, brother and sister, age 3 and they have NEVER shown signs like this. We also don't know of any drugs or chemicals they could have gotten into-- our dogs are curious dogs and would have found any trouble over the past three years.
I find it odd that the symptoms of these dogs look identical-- I mean I have never seen a dog lay lifeless but awake.
No recreational drugs in the house, it is 6am our time and the dog is fine again....it is just scarying us how fast this hits the dogs and then goes away. I really do thank you for your effort, but I don't think you were able to to tell us anything that the vet didn't the first time.....I did make a deposit, but feel that I didn't get my answer resolved. How do I get the 30 deposit removed?
But thank you you for helping, it sounds like this is not common which scares us even further.