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Old 05-06-2019, 01:54 AM
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Exclamation Re: Vestibular Disease

The vet should be able to easily determine whether there’s a vestibular problem or something like cognitive disease or pain (our nondiabetic dog has circled in one direction when his back hurt). Vestibular disorders cause particular symptoms such as eye movements.

The vet might not be able to determine the cause of vestibular issues if they are present. At one point, Our diabetic dog Chris had what was eventually thought to be a transient stroke. He was dizzy and couldn’t stand and when our (exceptionally goid) GP vet examined him, some eye movements, etc. fit vestibular and some did not. We needed a canine neurologist to sort it out.

You can learn a lot about vestibular disorders from googling veterinary pages about it. They often fully recover in a week or two.

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