It was about 6 months ago our dog collapsed, passed out, and lost control of his whole body with his bladder emptying on the carpet. We took him to the vet who told us that it was a seizure, the cause is unknown, it happens in older dogs, and it might happen again and get worse, they might be very infrequent, or he might not have another one.
We did have another one a month later. Then another one a few weeks after that. But what amazes me is that our nearly 14 year old dog appears to have learned to fight them. He knows what’s about to happen to him, his muscles all tense, then he drops to the floor, but manages to stay conscious. After about 48 hours, he usually bounces back and appears livelier than ever, bouncing round like a loon!
This time he’s “collapsed” 6 times in the last 24 hours though. When I say collapsed, he was staggering like a drunk, then flumped on to the floor. For the first time he collapsed on his walk last night, then this morning, I looked out the window to see my other half carrying him home – he’d only managed a small part of his walk and couldn’t go on – VERY unlike our dog, who LOVES his walks!
He’s now lying on the rug in the lounge, can’t even be bothered to move onto his bed, and doesn’t even want his favourite biscuits.
My OH was in tears this morning. It’s only the second time I’ve ever seen him cry, and it was awful. He’s had “puppy” (as we call him) since he was 1.
I’m hoping puppy will feel better soon, and just bounce back. I want to see his waggy tail again. When he was younger, he got so excited his tail actually spun like a helicopter.