Vestibular Syndrome?

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Does anyone have experience with this illness that is common in Lab's?

Something is very wrong with my cousins dog, who is like my own. She has not been eating well the past couple of days, has not touched any of her treats, and had seemed rather down. Today I noticed she way sitting in the rain, which is not like her. I called her, it took some time for her to get up, and when she walked toward me she was dragging a paw and walking sideways. When I got her inside I noticed she was breathing heavy, her head was tilting in odd directions, and her left eye looked very strange. Her right eye also looked strange at one point. Almost out of place. She is also having spasms all over her body. I called my cousin and he is on the way to pick her up. No vet's are open at this time and the closest 24 hour animal clinic is 3 hours away.

I did take the time to google her symptoms, which are almost stroke like, and found this.

http://greasergrrl.wordpress.com/201...ular-syndrome/

She is 9, rather than 12-14, but again is a lab. If any of you have had experience with this, was it sudden? Dis the dog seem off for a few days prior? Any info might help. She will probably not been seen until tomorrow and I would like my cousin to bring this up. If you have experienced anything else that is similar, please let me know.

TIA
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Here are some conditions particularly associated with labs:
1. Exercise-induced collapse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. Centronuclear myopathy in Labradors

I was watching a BBC show that covered pedigree dogs and how they're often bred with close relatives for looks or to compete in dog shows, but that can lead to severe health issues. There's a condition called syringomyelia, in which the skull is too small for their brains. It causes seizures/epilepsy, lack of coordination, phantom scratching and erratic behavior, and ultimately is fatal. I think that's mostly in small breeds though.
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Here are some conditions particularly associated with labs:
1. Exercise-induced collapse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. Centronuclear myopathy in Labradors

I was watching a BBC show that covered pedigree dogs and how they're often bred with close relatives for looks or to compete in dog shows, but that can lead to severe health issues. There's a condition called syringomyelia, in which the skull is too small for their brains. It causes seizures/epilepsy, lack of coordination, phantom scratching and erratic behavior, and ultimately is fatal. I think that's mostly in small breeds though.
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Thank you.

My cousin did say she ran a great deal, up and down the mountain, yesterday or the day before. He picked her up a few min ago.

I hope she will be okay. She is such a great dog. I wanted him to bring up a few things, especially the vestibular given that many dogs have been put down without need because of it.

That is a good thing for any lab owner to be aware of.
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No firsthand knowledge... this is a great site for dog/cat info. Good luck with your dog... hope it's something minor.


Here are some articles on vestibular disease

Canine Vestibular Syndrome Symptoms - VetInfo

Treating Geriatric Dogs with Vestibular Syndrome - VetInfo

Diagnosing Vestibular Disease in Dogs - VetInfo
No firsthand knowledge... this is a great site for dog/cat info. Good luck with your dog... hope it's something minor.


Here are some articles on vestibular disease

Canine Vestibular Syndrome Symptoms - VetInfo

Treating Geriatric Dogs with Vestibular Syndrome - VetInfo

Diagnosing Vestibular Disease in Dogs - VetInfo
Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon
Thank you Crimson, for the links and well wishes. I hope it is something minor as well.
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She was checked, and the Vet thinks it might be accidental poisoning. She was given charcoal to absorb, medication to relax her, and sent home with additional med's.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Of all the possibilities, that might be the best one.
No MAS.

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I hope she is going to be okay. She looked awful. Her poor eye was moving, side to side, at a rapid rate. Awful.

It sucks when they can't tell you what is wrong, and she will eat anything!
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She didn't make it.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Aw I'm sorry...
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

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Thank you.

I am glad the 2 youngest, of my 3 little cousins, were not at home when it happened. I feel so bad for them. It's their first experience with losing a dog.
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Oh, Fifi, I'm so sorry.
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I am so incredibly sorry! Just horrible.
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So so sorry. It's hard to suddenly lose a pet. Sorry.
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Oh my! I'm so sorry! I'm so glad she had your love and concern in her last few hours.
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How sad! I'm so sorry she didn't make it.

I do want to add to this thread since you asked about vestibular syndrome and someone else may benefit from what I know about it. My Annie had this for about the last year of her life and the vet recommended Dramamine (the non drowsy one that contains Meclizine HCI 25mg) once a day. It was a miracle for her and stopped the spinning and nausea.

Again, so very sorry for your loss.

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I'm so sorry.

Do you have any idea what might have poisoned her? I guess she could have eaten something something on her hike...
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Crimson, that is beautiful.

Mrs. P, I am not sure what it might have been. Several different family members live on my road, and she loved to visit all of them. She would check on my 76 year old Aunt at the bottom, and then work her way back home, making stops along the way. She might have gotten into trash or... It was not anything like a chemical. More like a food item that **** her down.

My cousins also typically get rescue or puppy mill dogs, so there might have been some other issue we were not aware of. She had not seemed 100% for some time. Her moods were getting more heavy, she was getting arthritis, and something was just off.

I hate it happened, especially at 9, and I hate it for her little owners and doggie sister. She has been looking for her since Saturday. It's been a hard adjustment.
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