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Ive got a 4 year old female yorkie X XXXXX XXXXX. She runs

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Ive got a 4 year old female yorkie X XXXXX XXXXX.
She runs around fine, but then she starts to stumble and fall over, this has only started in the passed few hours.
She hasn't drank anything but has eaten, but has been sick twice.
She goes really limp and dead weights, and her eyes glaze over.
Shes usually very healthy.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Joey :

Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.

Dr. Joey :

Based on what you have reported I am quite concerned about Bellahh. Has she already been examined by her vet for this problem?

Dr. Joey :

My top concerns based on what you describe that could cause her to pass out or fall over would be a heart-related problem (she has an arrhythmia or low oxygen event) which would be a true faint, or this could be a seizure-type event, or this could be related to a vagal response if only occurs after she vomits.

Customer:

yes a saw a vet today they want to do blood test, she has got worse since i saw the vet earlier, the vet told me her temp was a bit lowe

Dr. Joey :

I am very worried, and if she is worsening today I recommend you get her seen ASAP (an ER clinic, if this is your only option). If she seems stable with normal appetite and water consumption and is not having frequent episodes with no further vomiting, then you can certainly wait until her visit tomorrow. Lab work is an absolutely correct initial step after a physical exam, which might identify if she has a heart murmur or arrhythmia.

Customer:

thank you for your advice, she has just eaten a little chicken but won't drink anything

Dr. Joey :

This is optimistic that she has some interest in food. It is ultimately your decision if you feel she is worsening today (more episodes, further weakness, etc) and then to have her examined today. Otherwise, tomorrow she should keep her appointment.

Dr. Joey :

Please keep me posted. I am always happy to answer followup questions. You can reply to this question at any time to submit a followup. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. If there’s anything else I can do, let me know – it’s been a pleasure working with you and I hope to assist you again soon! Kindly submit a rating as you exit our chat.

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