Age: 5-8 years
My Dog Was Lost For 2 days and i found him 12-11-10 at 4pm curled up in a ball paralyzed he wont move he has his head tilted to the left i have tried feeding him and giving him oral solution baby juice thru a sarynge what can i do??
Dr. Marie replied:
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that Boy is so unwell. From what you have described he really should see a vet right away.
If it was really cold when he was outside he may have severe hypothermia. This could have done some damage to his organs and even some neurological damage.
It's also possible that he has suffered an injury to his back or neck or head.
An inner ear infection could be the cause of the head tilt as well, but shouldn't cause paralysis.
If he was an older dog I would say he may have something called Geriatric Vestibular Syndrome
but really he is too young for this.
Hopefully he can see his vet right away!
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