I have a 10 month old female fawn pug who randomly starts acting weird. By that I mean she will sit and start looking side to side then up back to side to side, almost twitching but really really fast ... anyway she will do this for what seems like a long time then begins to go in circles as if chasing her tail but isn't. This too is done with such speed that when I video her, her image is more like a blonde blur. During this time she paces, drools to the degree of soaking her chin/throat, pants heavily, cries(tears soaking cheeks but no sounds) and recoils at being touched. Throughout one of these she doesn't respond to any attempt to play or love and won't climb upstairs (if she's downstairs when it happens) she won't jump up on my chair (like she does anytime if I'm in it!) and I wonder if it is connected to how she won't sit normally during this time- she almost crouches which she only does during these episodes.
This behavior will go on for a few hours and then just like that- she's back to normal.
It has become a more frequent occurrence, 1-2 xs a week , vs once a month or less.
I am worried, freaked out, and anxious when she is like this. I don't know how to help her as she seems (to me) like she's 'trapped' in there (I mean, she cries and looks at me like she's begging for it to stop)
I don't know much about dogs in general and hope someone here has an idea of what it could be or if this is normal for pugs or do I need to take her to her vet...
Anyway, thanks for any help !
This sounds very scary I would be freaked out too. I know little but many members here have encountered all sorts of issues. I am sure someone has some great inside for you. I think try to video tape it anyway perhaps use the slow motion option ? Start making a chart of day and times and perhaps of activity prior to the episodes. My 1st contact is always my dogs breeder. My 2nd the veterinarian were the video and chart comes in handy. I hope you figure it out.
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So sorry to hear about your little pug. You really do need to get her to a vet for these symptoms to be properly assessed since they could potentially indicate serious problems.
Please let us know how you get on
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It does sound scary. Make an appt with a vet and take your video's in!
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Videotape as much as you can, especially the head movements and the weird way of sitting. Even if you can't catch the running well everything else will be helpful to a vet.
Sounds like a neuro issue to me. If you can afford it I would try to get a specialist referral to a neuro vet straight away, rather than allowing your regular vet to try this and that (assuming that is what the regular vet suggests).
Hugs. Hope you get to the bottom of this soon.
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Hello & to the village! I totally agree with everyone she needs to see your vet ASAP. Prayers it's not serious.
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Oh, how frightening. Yes, as rec. above, get her to a neuro specialist ASAP. Good luck, and keep us posted.
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You've gotten great advice - my opinion the most important advice is to video tape it so your vet can see what you are talking about. Positive thoughts coming your way.
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This sounds like it would be very scary to watch. Poor girl. You've had good advice above and I would definitely take any video you have to show the vet. I am not a vet (and she does need to be seen by a vet!), but to me it sounds possibly like nystagmus and vertigo and then that causes an anxiety reaction. I hope you can get her seen by the vet quickly and get some answers.
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Thank you everyone for your advise. I have made an appointment with her vet for Friday. In the meantime, very thankful that Jubilee was a perfect little pug baby today!