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Experience:  Expert in canine health and behavior. 20 years of experience with dogs
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my dog is dizzy, he falls down when he shakes his head and

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my dog is dizzy, he falls down when he shakes his head and he is walking crooked, not eating anything but bisquits. we washed his ears and they didn't seem to be to bad, he is 12 1/2 yrs old. is there anything we can do to help him other than the vet.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Dear friend,

I am sorry Ajax is not feeling well.

It sounds like he has a disturbance to his equilibrium called Vestibular syndrome.

This disorder is usually caused by a middle ear infection.

 

Read more on vestibular here

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

 

For now you can try dramamine:

Dosage here:

 

http://www.walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm

 

If your baby does not improve I am afraid he will need to be seen.

He is an elderly dog so please do not take any chances with him

 

Dogs can have strokes too:

http://www.howtodothings.com/pets-and-animals/a3350-how-to-treat-canine-stroke.html

http://www.vetspecialists.co.uk/06_Animal_Welfare/Neurology_Facts/Stroke.html

 

Please let me know how he is doing.

 

I hope all will be well.

 

Warmest best wishes,

Terri