This afternoon Jack retrieved out of the pool for over an hour. During that time he would sometimes just watch the pool floating in the pool and try to snag it if it came to the edge, other times he would drop it on the edge and push it in with his nose, so it was not a throw retrieve throw retrieve session. I then threw the ball in the yard- the spin cycle for about ten minutes and walked up on the deck only to see him sitting in the middle of the yard waiting for me to come back and throw some more. I would throw, he would walk to the ball, briskly but not slowly.
About a half hour after being in the house, he started acting different. He laid down on a rug sort of on his side but front legs under him and out in front. Both rear feet were off the floor and he was shivering. His expression was odd too. Hard to put into words. I talked to him but at first it was like he did not hear me. When he did respond to Are you all right? his head came up and it was like he was thinking to me. No. I went over to him and put my hand under his chin and he rested the weight of his head on my hand while i stroked his body. The shivering stopped after about a minute maybe. He stretched out and was not real interested in moving, even when I sat on "his" couch. He did come over but would not jump up onto the couch he laid down next to it.
About 15 minutes later i asked him if he was hungry and he went and got the beans and ate all of his dinner. I gave him a Tramadal on a peanut butter cracker and he is beginning to be like himself again.
I have no clue what I watched. Was this a seizure or something else?
That is a hard call. There are different kinds of seizures. I hope he is okay. How old is Jack now?
Jack is now 13 years old.
I guess you will just have to watch him to see if he does it again. Hope Jack is okay.
I call them episodes too. Prolly a seizure of some type. Happens sometimes with older dogs, their brains don't fire on all cylinders as they did when they were younger.
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I hope he is alright!
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Stung by a bee maybe?
Poor Jack....hope he is ok and doesn't have any more issues.
Ernie has had similar episodes. Vets think it is pain with him , but after reading this maybe not. Last time Erns was like Jack, not very repsonsive and shivering. I give tramal wrap him up and put him in the bed with the electric blanket on. As usual these things happen late at night or that window between the vets closing and emergency opening and by the time I get them he seems better, but a little jaded.
It is as if they are there, but not. Hard to explain, but you know when they aren't right.
Good thoughts he is o.k. now.