I had a dog a long time ago that presented his seizures by walking around in circles with his head turned into the circle. He started doing it after a bad car accident where he wasn't expected to live. Once he was able to walk again he started the walking. I was able to call his name and distract him and he would stop so I didn't have to medicate him. But I also had a hard time getting a vet to call it a seizure. I learned about it on the internet.View Thread
So far I've decided to just keep her comfortable as I can't afford all those tests and she is very old. She has a great quality of life and is one of the most intelligent dogs I've ever seen. She follows the vibrations your feet make and that enables her to follow me around. It's amazing what a deaf and blind dog can do. As far as her heart goes, she's self limiting. If she can't make it outside, which she prefers, she'll go to the puppy pad inside. And if she's hungry she'll go sit by the bathroom door as I feed her away from my other five Chihuahua's. Thank you so much for your reply.View Thread
Could be a seizure disorder. There's a great forum with a lot of seizure information. They're based in the UK. Just post in the dog health section and I'm sure you'll get a lot of good information. Go to dogsey.com.View Thread
Sounds kind of like the "inverted sneezing" one of my Chihuahua.s does. Part of the problem was caused by dust on dry food that you don't notice. So now I rinse the food before it goes in the bowl. She also does it if she gets excited. Her neck and throat get very tense almost to where she seems to struggle to get a breath. I do a heavy massage on the front of her neck and that will make it stop very quickly although it may start up again if I stop too soon.View Thread
Well...you didn't raise any hairs on my neck!!! There have been a few times in my life that I've had to make THAT decision and I always consider my dogs quality of life as well as the duration of any pain the dog may have. I once had an irish setter who broke his back. The vet told me it could be fixed but he would then have a life of pain even with the pain meds that were available at that time. He was a young dog but I had him put down rather than let him have a life of suffering just because I loved him and was going to miss him.View Thread
Recently someone dumped an old Chihuahua over my fence. I had her to the vet to treat her pneumonia and he told me she has a class 5(out of 6) heart murmur. Can I give her aspirin as a blood thinner so her heart won't have to work so hard? All I've been able to find out about her is that she's 15 yrs. old and she is obviously deaf and blind. I do have to give her benedryl for the constant bubbly nose but other than that she gets around very well and since curing the pneumonia she no longer wheezes.View Thread
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