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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My vet thinks my Rottweiler has had a mild stroke and an

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Hi my vet thinks my Rottweiler has had a mild stroke and an enlarged heart (she is 9 yrs old). Since last week she has become less and less mobile and cant lift her head , so now she has her head seemingly stuck to t floor and lies with her front legs splayed out beside her and can't seem to raise either her head or body off t floor? Steve
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

What tests were done by her vet?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

Can she stand with help?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count your dog’s breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I took my dog to my vet t day I asked the questions and sadly she had to be put to sleep as her heart had stretched to the point that she couldn't lift her head or her body off the floor . My vet said it was only a matter of time b4 she had a heart attack . Thanks anyway ,Steve .