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My dog is shaking his head

Jacobo
May 4th, 2006, 12:26 AM
Hi everybody, (sorry for english)

Today at 11 am my dog starts to shaking his head (like he is saying no no no). . We went to the vet, the doctor says was probably parasites :fingerscr . He injected and the shaking back again today at 5pm

I was reading here and says is probably a low blood sugar.

he shaking his head for about 5 mins and stop.. 20 mins later ..5 mins and stop

anyone know if it is dangerous? my dog is a beagle, 1 year old. and i really love this dog.

what can i do?

thanks in advance

Jacobo
Costa Rica
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badger
May 4th, 2006, 12:49 AM
Maybe he needs to test your dog to identify exactly what parasite. There are several and I imagine even more in Costa Rica. Or could it be an allergy to something he ate?
I think you need to take your dog back to the vet and tell him the drug isn't working, or maybe he needs some pills as well. If you have a veterinary school there in Costa Rica, that would be even better, because they have specialists with more detailed knowledge.

mummummum
May 4th, 2006, 01:12 AM
Definitely agree - you need to see a Vet - a second opinion might be best. If you are thinking ear mites - dog's will shake their heads but they do it violently - like they're trying to shake something OUT and they sure don't do it for a full five minutes at a time. They'll also scratch at their ears and rub them along the ground. Head shaking can indicate any number of problems including neurological ones - hopefully you'll find your answer with another vet visit.

badger
May 4th, 2006, 02:22 AM
When you look in his ears, what do you see?
Mites leave a black granular matierial that builds up in the folds and has a very peculiar smell. You probably won't see any actual mites, they are tiny. Mites are easy to cure.

And when he has gotten over whatever it is, if it is indeed parasites or mites, it might be a good idea to clean his ears regularly; in a hot climate they are perfect hidey-holes for any number of bugs. OMG, I just had an idea, could it be an insect that crawled into his ear and he is trying to shake out?

But please go back to the vet. Ask questions!

Jacobo
May 4th, 2006, 02:34 AM
hi,

The ears doesnt smell, also i cant see strange insects or mites on his ears.

He moves his head slow,, he is no trying to shake something out,

he moves his head like saying no-no-no-no-no, slowly,

he plays and eat normally, nothing different except for this shakes...

tomorrow i will take my dog back to another vet. here in this city is not easy to find a good vet.

thanks for your comments, and if you have any idea about this problem, please post here.

i will try to make a video of my dog and post here

thanks

lpn169
May 4th, 2006, 03:31 AM
Let us know what your vet finds. It can be a multitude of things including....low blood ugar, seizure disorder, inner ear infection, and many others. It is hard to tell without seeing him in person. A vet is your best bet.

OntarioGreys
May 4th, 2006, 11:52 AM
Is this a continuous behaviour or does it only happen once in a while and only for a minute or two, if the latter is may be a mild form of seizure. In some dogs the trigger can be vaccinations or meds such as heartworm, flea and tick meds and the symptom will begin approx 2 weeks later , keeping a diary noting any meds , weather changes, activity level, diet, when head shaking occurs can sometimes help indentify what triggers may be causing it to occur. This type is considered very mild and often a distraction like clapping the hands can cause the dog to pull out of it, of the dogs I have known with it none where put on seizure medications but if related to medications those meds where no longer prescribed.

leepsun
June 30th, 2006, 04:16 AM
Hello Fellow Member,

I was just wondering what your vet said when you went back a second time.
What further tests did they do on him and what the treatment course was.
Thanks

LEEPSUN

hi,

The ears doesnt smell, also i cant see strange insects or mites on his ears.

He moves his head slow,, he is no trying to shake something out,

he moves his head like saying no-no-no-no-no, slowly,

he plays and eat normally, nothing different except for this shakes...

tomorrow i will take my dog back to another vet. here in this city is not easy to find a good vet.

thanks for your comments, and if you have any idea about this problem, please post here.

i will try to make a video of my dog and post here

thanks

Jacobo
June 30th, 2006, 04:46 AM
Hi, (sorry for english)

The vet checked the eyes, ears and blood. The blood is perfect, no viruses or problems founded.

He thinks is a "petit seizure" its like a small epileptic attack or seizure. he recommend the following drug (i dont know how to say a liquid drug in a bottle) the name of this drug is:

EDITED: VISIT YOUR VET FIRST, PLEASE.

ANXOCARE Liquid 100 ml
link to the site: http://www.himalayahealthcare.com/products/anxocare.htm

this medicine works. my dog has hyper-excitability. and this drug makes him stay calm.

i hope it works.

please tell me if works for you

good luck :)

jesse's mommy
June 30th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Leepsun, even though this is the medication Jacobo used, you shouldn't use it unless a vet prescribes it. You still don't know what is wrong with your dog. In your other thread everyone is telling you to see a vet, there is no way to avoid this. You need to get your dog to the vet! We know money is tight for you, but we have all been there and figure something out. Call in favors from family or friends anything, but PLEASE STOP looking for these alternatives to helping your dog. You might kill him if you try to self medicate or self diagnose anything!

leepsun
June 30th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Hi Jesse's Mommy

Yes I am aware of the consiquences of giving un-prescribed medication to Shyloh and would never ever do it but at least if that same medication is prescribed for my girl Shyloh I would know if it would help her. I know medications work for some and don't work for others.
If I hear enough people saying that this or other medications are successful then I would be be confident useing it and not wasting my money and my girl would not longer be suffering. The last thing I want to do is give her medication that will not make her better and make her more sick ( most medications are hard on the stomac) and I don't want her going throught that.
I will be calling a Veterinary School, SPCA and a Rescue Shelter around here today and ask for there help.
But PLEASE don't block my posts, I really need to hear more from people that have pets that have similar symptoms. I know that what Shyloh has could be one thing alone or it could be a combinations of things altogether. Regardless she will get the treatment very soon and she will pull through. Again today so far she is normal. like nothing is wrong at all.
I tried to upload some pictures from my computer for all members to see my family of pets and I made sure they were under that allowable KB's but they still won't upload. Anyone else have problems and did you finally get them to upload ???

Thanks again
This Forum is the best !!!
LEEPSUN


Leepsun, even though this is the medication Jacobo used, you shouldn't use it unless a vet prescribes it. You still don't know what is wrong with your dog. In your other thread everyone is telling you to see a vet, there is no way to avoid this. You need to get your dog to the vet! We know money is tight for you, but we have all been there and figure something out. Call in favors from family or friends anything, but PLEASE STOP looking for these alternatives to helping your dog. You might kill him if you try to self medicate or self diagnose anything!

jesse's mommy
June 30th, 2006, 11:16 AM
I by no means am "blocking" your posts, but you need to understand no one can help you with advice on this until you have it diagnosed. If you have a name of what it is, then people will be able to help. But until then you can't expect people to "guess" on what it could be. As in your other thread, we are not vets on this board. We can help and relate to things you are going through if we know what we are dealing with and that's not going to happen until it is diagnosed by a professional. We are all here and we are truly animal lovers and want to do everything to help you, but at this point our hands are tied. There's not much we can do without diagnosing over the internet and that's a big no no. Against the rules big time! The mods would be all over that one right away.

LavenderRott
June 30th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Leepsun -

Having read the list of symptoms that your dog has in your other thread - I don't think that your dog has the same problem.

Difficulties in breathing is a whole other ballgame and usually rather serious. Could be anything from heart issues to lung issues. And yes, a vet would be needed to diagnose either..

If you could post what city you live in, one of the members here that work with rescue might be able to direct you to a vet that might be able to help you or some other way to help with a vet bill. But - since we have members from all over the world - they would need to know a city.

Jacobo
June 30th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Leepsun, even though this is the medication Jacobo used, you shouldn't use it unless a vet prescribes it. You still don't know what is wrong with your dog. In your other thread everyone is telling you to see a vet, there is no way to avoid this. You need to get your dog to the vet! We know money is tight for you, but we have all been there and figure something out. Call in favors from family or friends anything, but PLEASE STOP looking for these alternatives to helping your dog. You might kill him if you try to self medicate or self diagnose anything!

of course, go to the vet first, i will edit my previous post..

Prin
June 30th, 2006, 01:56 PM
IMO, if you want to save money, go to the vet. Medicating your dog yourself without knowing what is wrong will only make the dog worse and end up costing more.

leepsun
June 30th, 2006, 06:52 PM
You think I don't realize that...read my post again and you'll see I did state that in a matter of speaking...if you have to, read between the lines.
This is what I wrote, read it again.
The last thing I want to do is give her medication that will not make her better and make her more sick ( most medications are hard on the stomac) and I don't want her going throught that.

LEEPSUN

IMO, if you want to save money, go to the vet. Medicating your dog yourself without knowing what is wrong will only make the dog worse and end up costing more.

Prin
June 30th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Yeah, I'm just making sure.:)

staceylaine
July 3rd, 2006, 06:04 PM
My dog chase does that when his ears need to be cleaned.