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Last night my chihuahua woke up squealing I held m as s head

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Last night my chihuahua woke up squealing I held him as his head was kinda wobbly after 20-30 seconds it stopped and he was completely normal.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

The event that you describe is strange, but it's not totally specific to one issue. It could indicate a neurologic event like a seizure, or it could have been caused by something painful, for example.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

For now, I think it is reasonable to just monitor him at home. If he has another episode, try to get a video of it with your phone. Then he should be evaluated by your local vet. I would start with a physical exam and some blood tests to screen for underlying problems.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

How old is he?

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Susan
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi it has not happened since but today for some reason he refuses to eat not even table scraps which he has never refused before.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Is he eating his regular food though?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He usually does today he ate his food I don't know what happened with yesterday he wouldn't eat his dog food or anything but as of now he seems fine.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

OK, for now I recommend monitoring him closely. Watch his appetite, and watch for further episodes of crying out etc. If you see any of these, he should be evaluated by your local vet. We can then proceed with the physical exam and blood testing +/- x-rays.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

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