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Hi this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this. This sounds like a small seizure to me especially if she returned to normal after the incident. There are several things that can cause seizures in dogs but when they are older they need to be checked for things like brain tumors. The other possibility is that she may have had a partial syncopal episode which is a partial fainting episode. This usually is caused by heat problems. I would suggest you take her to your vet and have a full exam done including a cranial nerve exam along with a CBC, chem panel, lyte panel and Thyroid panel with urinalysis. Some older dogs can also have hypothyroidism which can lead to various neurologic problems. IN all likelihood if she is acting normal now she will be fine overnight but you should get her in first thing to your vet for the evaluation I mentioned above. I hope this helps you. If you have other questions you can leave them here and I will get back to you as I check my computer every night for follow up. Sincerely, DRB
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Sorry the part above was supposed to say this is usually caused by heart problems.....
Dogs will yelp like that when they are startled or in pain. Some dogs will vocalize either before a seizure or before a fainting episode....
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Ok, let me know if you need additional help. Sincerely, DRB
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