My dog is acting really funny please help

alyyApril 17, 2012

My dog has been shaking her head Everytime she sits up it more of a wobbling then a shaking tho and her nose is dry and she seems to just want to lay down and sleep and she is usually up wanting to play around and stuff and she just started doing this 2 hours ago and I don't know what to do somebody please help me out this is my first dog

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annzgw

Have her checked by a vet tomorrow. She could have an ear infection, vestibular syndrome, or any number of other problems.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 2:21AM
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jomuir

What kind of dog is this? There's a fatal disease called wobblers disease, my friend's doberman died very suddenly of it. It affects larger breeds. Please get to the vet asap! According to wikipedia, it can be treated surgically now. Hopefully this is an ear infection, ear mites, or something much less serious as annz suggested.

Good luck, and please let us know what you find out.

Here is a link that might be useful: wobblers overview

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 10:26AM
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lzrddr

Wobblers isn't always fatal, but it certainly can lead to serious problems getting around well. I have treated about a dozen dogs (nearly all dobes) with Wobblers and yet had one die from it... though some eventually had a lot of difficulty getting around. Rarely causes a head shake, either.. the wobbly part is the rear end (causes some neck pinching but there are various degrees of impingement from very mild to severe- most cases tend to be more on the mild side).

Your dog does sound like it might have something in its ear... foxtail (grass awn), or infection most common things to find in there. Your vet should be able to help out if that is indeed the problem.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 10:03PM
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