My Chihuahua has something wrong, anyone have an idea why she is doing what is in the video?
Video of Issue - youtu.be
It started about 4 days ago. First she was just shaking her head, then she did this a number of times, then a couple of days ago she did what she is doing in the video but it got worse and she started running in circles and the shaking violently (like swimming out of water).
She had a couple of violent episodes like that, so we took her back to the vet (after taking her there before the shaking and being told nothing was wrong with her). They did blood tests but found nothing wrong. She did go home with one of the vet workers for two nights because she has two Chihuahuas that have seizures,s o since it never happened at the vet we were hoping she could provide some insight.
Poqueta only only had one episode at her house, which she was having them morning and night for two days. We picked Poqueta up from the vet at 5pm tonight and at about 6:30pm the episode in the video occurred, and another just occurred at 9:30pm.
on May 10th 2012
in Other Health & Wellness
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It seems like a psychological problem. (possibilities include stroke, epilepsy, seizure, reaction to meds, reaction to food.)I would keep an eye on her, videotape to show your vet (like on a phone or something). Hope your pup is ok :(
Obi answered on 5/10/12. Helpful? / 0
She is deffinately having seizures. The behavior you show in the video and describe her being distant is typical for seizure behavior.
Seizures can be caused by either an electrical disturbance in the brain, a chemical imbalance in the body (many causes for this), or a physical problem (a tumor, heart problems).
The chemical causes can be anything from low blood sugar or other nutrient imbalance, an ingested toxin, a contact or inhaled toxin, a reaction to medication, late stage Lyme disease.
As you may guess there are a lot of tests to weed out the things it isn't, in order to find out what it is.
I hope it goes well.
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Pepper answered on 5/10/12. Helpful? / 0
Josie does the same thing, the vets still haven't figured out what it is but eliminated a whole bunch of things that it could be. Her's were not very frequent at first(started when she was 1.5 yrs old). They started to increase in frequency(about 2 years ago) so the vets put her on phenobarbital(as a last resort, her seizure prior to going on the med lasted over 15 mins and she started seizing while on the stairs and ended up falling down them and injuring her back). The med did the trick, they aren't exactly sure why it worked but it did. She started on 1/2 tab twice a day and is now down to 1/2 a tablet every other day and hasn't had an episode since. She has to get blood tests every month but has been great since getting on the med. I would recommend recording the intensity(foaming at he mouth versus shaking violently) and time of the episodes, keep it in a journal and every vet visit update the vet. Keep her away from stairs and other things where she could hurt herself.
Josie answered on 5/11/12. Helpful? / 0