Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary
This answer was rated:

She is having signs of a stroke. Drooling, rapid eye

movement, falling to her left...
She is having signs of a stroke. Drooling, rapid eye movement, falling to her left and head movement to her left.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Susie is her name and she is 14 years old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Susie?
Customer: She has been a very healthy dog. She was napping and woke to these symptoms.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
8/24/2017
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,161
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

You appear to be describing vestibular (balance) disorders in dogs which often are thought to be strokes. A head tilt and nystagmus (eyes flicking back and forth) as well as ataxia ("drunken sailor") are pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of vestibular disease. The idiopathic (unknown cause) vestibular disorder (also called "old dog vestibular disorder") is most common and holds the best prognosis for recovery - improvement is usually seen within days and many dogs can normalize within a few weeks; a head tilt might persist. More worrisome are both peripheral (involving the inner/middle ear(s)) and central (involving the brain stem or cerebellum) vestibular disorders. Your vet will need to perform a thorough physical and neurologic exam on your dog in an attempt to clarify which of the vestibular disorders is present. Advanced imaging in the form of CT or MRI might be needed. There is no specific therapy for the idiopathic form but an antiemetic might be prescribed if my patient is inappetent due to nausea and vomiting. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I appreciate your expertise. Is there anything I can do for her now?

Yes, good husbandry which involves not allowing her to stumble about and potentially harming herself. It's best not to encourage taking in anything orally until she stabilizes better. She's an older dog who can recover but recovery times can be protracted at her age. She's likely to need assistance in going outside to eliminate and she'll need her food and water close to her when she's confined to a small area. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,161
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified
Dr. Michael Salkin and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,161
31,161 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,973 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,833 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,077 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,608 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February. Just today,
He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February. Just today, he has been eating almost nonstop. Should we be worried. … read more
Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
348 satisfied customers
Large swollen lump over left eye-ear region. Swelling is
Large swollen lump over left eye-ear region. Swelling is causing eye to only partially open. Anything we need to be looking for our doing for him. Vet is closed unfortunately but have an appointment f… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
668 satisfied customers
Ear infection. can i use neosporin in her ear to treat it?
ear infection. can i use neosporin in her ear to treat it? will take her to vet but cant get in until next week … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,378 satisfied customers
Dog has an eye infection his ears are infected as well.
Dog has an eye infection his ears are infected as well … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,775 satisfied customers
Our Cocker spaniel has red itchy eyes and her ears are
Our Cocker spaniel has red itchy eyes and her ears are draining and tdnder … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,372 satisfied customers
My dog has something attacking her eyes, nose, mouth, ears,
My dog has something attacking her eyes, nose, mouth, ears, paws, all over her . I have the same issues. We have both tested positive for Lyme, Babeosis, Morgellons so far. This took years to find out… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,636 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year old Toy Poodle/Pomeranian with brain
Hi, I have an 8 year old Toy Poodle/Pomeranian with brain cancer, he can't stand or walk and I think it merciful to have him put down. He is traumatized going to the vet.. I wanted it to be as kind fo… read more
Sheena Christensen
Sheena Christensen
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
44 satisfied customers
Dark pink skin in ears and around eyes. Also, tummy issues
Dark pink skin in ears and around eyes. Also, tummy issues yesterday - frequent bowel movements and some vomiting. … read more
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara
Small animal practicioner
Doctoral Degree
93 satisfied customers
She is on Phenobarbital and steroids for a brain tumor...has
She is on Phenobarbital and steroids for a brain tumor...has had radiation...She is limbing on her one back leg she had TPLO surgery. Can I give her Tramadol for pain with these drugs? She may have a … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,442 satisfied customers
She is lethargic, eyes seem swollen and her ears are red on
hi she is lethargic , eyes seem swollen and her ears are red on the inside and hot to touch … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,538 satisfied customers
Lethargic, just sitting, glazed look in his eyes, ears are
Lethargic, just sitting, glazed look in his eyes, ears are warm, guns are still pink. We are having very hot summer with poor air quality (smoke) due to wildfires … read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
629 satisfied customers
My Great Danes eyes and ears have suddenly swollen, Kyra and
my Great Danes eyes and ears have suddenly swollen … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,318 satisfied customers
She is over 14 yrs .hasaddusons and brain tumor.takes 30 mg
She is over 14 yrs .hasaddusons and brain tumor.takes 30 mg vetoryl in am only. Rushed around and accidentally husband gave another vetoryl 2hr ago.she was to take neurotoxin @10 on est. What should I… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
31,161 satisfied customers
Got home today from work and noticed my dogs eyes and ears
Got home today from work and noticed my dogs eyes and ears had turned yellow. Is this an emergency or can I wait until the morning to take her to her vet? … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,538 satisfied customers
I have mistaken My dogs ear drops thinking they were eye
Hello I have mistaken My dogs ear drops thinking they were eye drops and out them in his left eye and now his eye is glazed over, what should I do?… read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
629 satisfied customers
My elderly dog has what is suspected to be a brain lesion.
My elderly dog has what is suspected to be a brain lesion. It has manifested as non stop circling, possible dementia symptoms too. Today has been a particularly bad day for him and now he has been pan… read more
Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
348 satisfied customers
Used mometamax ear drops 3 times in my dogs eyes by mistake.
Used mometamax ear drops 3 times in my dogs eyes by mistake. Can it cause blindness … read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,592 satisfied customers
My dog is currently on the following medications for brain
My dog is currently on the following medications for brain inflammation/potential tumor and related nausea: prednisone, cerenia, omeprazole, and misoprostol Can he also have metronidzole for diarrhea?… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x