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    Senior Vestibular Desease

    I have a 14 year old poodle/spaniel cross (she could be older she was a rescue) and she has been diagnosed with Senior Vestibular Desease - has anyone ever heard of this - symptoms include head shaking, eyeballs shaking, walking around in circles - sometimes called a mini-stroke - so far I have been able to keep it under control with 2 baby asprin's per week - but I have been on a few forums and no one has ever heard of this. Is this something thats rare or does anyone else have experience with this?
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    Yes, it's very common in older dogs. It's sometimes hard to distinguish from a stroke but your vet will know for sure. It usually clears by itself in a few weeks, sometimes faster.





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    I had a Brussels Griffon that was diagnosed with this. It is really scary to watch & it of course some attacks are more severe than others. The 1st time it happened the ER vet wasn't sure what was going in & ran some tests. A friend of mine who is an animal communicator/ medical intuitive is the one that told me to ask the vet to check for VD. This was several years ago, so I can't remember what medication he was on, but I began feeding him fresh home cooked meals & treated him with homeopathy and acupressure. He did come out of it after about 2 months.

    About 6 months later though it seemed to happen again. This time though it was a stroke. He couldn't hold his head up very well and had trouble standing up. He loved to eat though and his little tail would go crazy whenever he saw us. He had control of his bowels & urine, I just need to get all 4 feet planted before he could go. He loved water so did water therapy for about 3 weeks. However, his vet noticed that his red blood count was going down & didn't know why. During the 4th week, he quietly closed his eyes & passed while in my husband's arms.

    I hope your baby has recovered & continues to do well.





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    hello I hope you don't mind me moving this topic to a proper category




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