|Weird(er Than Normal) Dog
||[Apr. 28th, 2008|05:15 pm]
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So, my husky sometimes has seizures. We keep track of it, but since they're (luckily) few and far between and haven't been any grand mals, our vet suggested that we don't put him on meds. Of course, if it becomes more frequent, or more severe, that could change. As of this year, they seem to be a bit more frequent, but not so frequent that we've felt the need to do more than bring it up to our vet. He's also agreed that since they've been minor, it's been ok that the dog's still untreated for them.|
Today, he's acting really weird. My husband said when he woke up, Dogbertowitz was just staring at the toilet. Our dogs don't drink from the toilet, and when my husband opened the door, DB didn't rush to the water dish or anything. But for whatever reason, DB was staring at the toilet. This is not normal behaviour.
When we got home from lunch, he was holding his paw up and sitting in the living room like he was confused. I thought maybe he'd had a seizure while we'd been gone, but A) our corgi was calm (we call him 'seizure squad' because he always lets us know if DB is having one, even if we're asleep or in another room) and B) my mother had been home and didn't say anything and she would have called us and told us again when we got home. He just seemed out of it. His paw wasn't hurt, though, and he wasn't shaking or drooling, nor were his muscles tense, so I don't think he was having a very mild seizure, either.
A few minutes ago, I went downstairs to try and get him to come upstairs with me while I took a nap, but he wouldn't come when I called him. I called and called, but to no avail. I walked down and he was laying on the couch, just looking up at me. I said, "come on, let's go take a nap!" and he wouldn't move. I tapped his rear and said it again, still nothing. So I went to jingle his collar, like we sometimes do to get him to move and he bit my hand four or five times, not HARD hard, but hard enough that it hurt enough to swell and make me cry.
I left him down there, but I don't know what's going on. The only thing I can think of is either it's somehow related to his seizures or the fact that he got his rabies shot and heartworm snap test yesterday. But yesterday when we came home from all that he was fine. He and Ein got cookies and they both took naps and were totally normal.
Can anyone who made it through all this offer any insight? Maybe he's just having a bad day, I don't freaking know? If he's not any better in a day or two, to the vet we'll go, but I wanted to ask and see if anyone could give me some help. Sorry for all the variables - I just wanted to be a thorough as possible. Thanks everyone! :)