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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  Veterinarian for more than 30 years
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my dog collaped this morning why

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my dog collaped this morning why
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 years ago.
I am sorry to hear about Barney. That must have been a frightening epidsode!

My name is Rebecca, I am a veteriarian, and will do my best to help. A litle more information will help me to answer you.

How old is Barney? Was he unconscious as far as you could tell? What happened after he collapsed, did he stay that way for a while?


Customer: replied 5 years ago.

barney is 11 years old,he laid down a couple of minutes be for he got up again

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for that information. Did he respond to you, or was he unconscious?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

there was no responed from him but was awke

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 years ago.
There are many possibilities. It could have been his heart having an irregular heartbeat, and not pumping enough blood for a short time. He could have had a form of a short seizure. He may have weakness from low sodium or potassium, or other internal imbalance.

If this was my own 11 year old dog, I would do some blood tests, and get a good listen to the heart, and feel the strength of the pulses.

Let me know what else I can answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 years ago.
Hi Belinda,
How is Barney doing? Is there anything else I can help you with?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 years ago.
Hello again,
How is Barney doing? Were there any more collapsing episodes?