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my dog is swaying back and fourth almost drunk like and her ...

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my dog is swaying back and fourth almost drunk like and her tail is down...what is happening?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 10 years ago.
How old is she? Are her eyes darting back and forth like she's dizzy or watching a tennis match?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
She is 6.5 months ols and her eyes arent going back and fourth.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Now she is laying down on the couch slightly shaking her head like sha has parkisons
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 10 years ago.
Sorry two more questions...what was she doing prior to this episode and what breed is she?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
she ia shiba Inu, she was being her usual crazy self and she 's also recently went into heat.
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 10 years ago.

Was she outside... inside.....did she eat recently and like she normally does?

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Everything was normal until about an hour ago when she began to sway
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 10 years ago.
She sounds as though she may have had a slight seizure. I would watch her closely...keeping her away from stairs, anywhere she can get stuck...away from a swimming pool if you have one. As long as she seems stable and slowly getting better, then you can wait to take her into your vet til morning....should she worsen or not improve then a vet visit tonight is needed.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Thank you so much I just have one more question. Isnt she too young for a seizure?

More importantly what could be causing the seizure?
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 10 years ago.
Never too young for seizures. One thing you can try is giving her something to eat just in case it was because her blood sugar level got too low and she became hypoglycemic. It can't hurt. I would just give her a few kernals of her normal food and see if that helps because that will also cause a seizure.