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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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my 13 year old jack russel as just started out of the blue

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my 13 year old jack russel as just started out of the blue dropping to the floor as if shot as quick as that, she is floppy for only a few seconds I pick her up stand her up and she is fine, otherwise she eats well, plays with her toys, goes for walks etc, it doesn't happen all the time, perhaps once a week,
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.

Scott Nimmo :

Hello and welcome ... My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

How long ago did this start?

Customer:

about 2 weeks ago

Scott Nimmo :

Ok, one of the things that this could be and something I have often seen in older dogs is some form of congestive cardiac failure, in the early stages this can lead to small fainting fits such as you describe.

Scott Nimmo :

If this is the case prescription heart meds from your vet can often make a big difference ...

Scott Nimmo :

Another possibility would be some form of neurological disease, perhaps as a result of a minis stroke or even the start of a brain tumour but hopefully this is unlikely

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.
Hello again Amy,

Lets continue to chat this way ...
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.
Hello again Amy,

Well I have outlined the two main types of causes you may encounter with this type of symptom but unfortunately there is little you can hope to do on a home remedy basis in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

I wish I could suggest more but your best plan is to have Meg checked over by a vet and take it from there ...

Regards,

Scott

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