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Older dog eye looking side ways otherwise seems ok, Mickey

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Older dog eye looking side ways otherwise seems ok
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Mickey 13 yrs old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mickey?
Customer: Small daushound
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry to hear Mickey is showing this symptom. Are his eyes darting side to side? Is he a little wobbly on his feet or circling in one direction or another?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not reLle
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

OK good. There are a few reasons why a dog can have a head tilt as you describe.

- Vestibular event which causes the world to spin and be off balance
- Tumor
- Ear infection- is there any odor or debris in the ears is a great question

-Neck injury or pain

I would advise a veterinary exam in the morning as a precaution to diagnose the underlying cause and hopefully begin appropriate treatment to ensure this resolves swiftly.

Tonight keeping him as quite as you are able, carrying to go outside and potty and please avoid steps/ stairs or on/ off furniture to minimize injury. Also low lighting and minimal sound stimulation

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today, I hope he returns to normal soon

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

I am online another 45 minutes this evening if I can be of any further assistance

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Good afternoon, how is Mickey doing today? I would love an update when you are able. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!