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Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian
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Experience:  15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
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My dog has the disease where his head sspin and he gets sick

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My dog has the disease where his head sspin and he gets sick and pucks and can't stand, I took him to the vet she gave me meclizine 25mg and half table a day ,he's a small dog and i just started this yesterday, he's not responding to it he"s still sick, do i take him back or give him the other half of the pill
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. How old is sspin?
Customer: He's 9
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about sspin?
Customer: Gucci,has just started taking osteo.for arthritis
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 month ago.

Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about Gucci's situation. If he has the situation where his eyes are darting back and forth, head tilt, circling, falling over and possible vomiting - then a vestibular event would seem to be the problem. This can come from inner ear disease (infection), a brain lesion, or the most common situation called idiopathic - no cause is found. The meclizine is trying to calm his stomach. The actual signs of the vestibular disease can take a few days to a week to resolve if it is the idiopathic situation. If it isn't improving, then the inner ear disease or brain lesion become more suspect.

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 month ago.

Here is a good link for you to read on Vestibular disease in dogs.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=564

Please read it and then let me know the questions that it creates.