|Barked: Mon Jul 19, '10 7:45am PST |
|My father in law has an 8 year old miniature poodle who is acting very strange. I took a video of him attempting to jump on the couch but the memory card won't fit in my computer here at work
According to my in-laws, yesterday evening he was acting find and playing one minute, then he either jumped or fell (probably fell, they didn't see) off the couch and screamed. This dog is kind of a drama queen, so it's likely he screamed more out of fright than anything. After that, he is acting very confused and frustrated when they try to get him to jump on the couch.
I went to their house this morning to check him out. He is eating fine, peeing and pooping. However, he is acting very strange, like he's in a daze and is sometimes walking kind of like he's drunk. I felt all his joints and moved them around, he doesn't react at all. He will not play and is keeping to himself, which is unusual for him. It seems like he is more uncoordinated on his right side than the left, and it hasn't gotten any better or worse since yesterday. They have not seen any ticks on him.
My first thought is a vestibular issue...I know the cause can be many different things, and I'm hoping some of you can give some input before his vet visit. They love this dog dearly, we're all hoping it's nothing major.
Leah, please chime in
I sent my mother in law this link so they can see your responses, too.
Edited by author Mon Jul 19, '10 7:57am PST
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