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Daschund began tapping rear foot almost involuntarily while

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Daschund began tapping rear foot almost involuntarily while standing, other leg contracted, then whole body swaying left to right. Seemed neurological/spine related. Lasted about 4 minutes. Then he was fine, able to walk and run normally. Scared me to death. Should I take him into ER tonight?

Dr. Drew :

Hello, thanks for your question today! I am Dr. Drew, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.

Dr. Drew :

While Tiny's episode is of concern, it is probably not an indicator of something imminently life threatening,

Dr. Drew :

and therefore may not warrant emergency veterinary care.

Dr. Drew :

If his gums are pink and moist, like your own gums, and he is acting normally, then you can probably wait to see your regular veterinarian.

Dr. Drew :

It may have been a minor seizure,

Dr. Drew :

but if additional episodes are not occurring tonight, further evaluation and treatment can wait.

Customer:

Thank you so very much.

Dr. Drew :

you are very welcome.

Customer:

His gums are pink. :)

Customer:

Should I take him to the vet tomorrow?

Dr. Drew :

great,

Dr. Drew :

sure, that would be a good idea, so that he can be examined,

Dr. Drew :

and perhaps have some blood tests done, if your vet feels it is appropriate.

Customer:

thank you again. that's all I need.

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