Monday, February 23, 2009

Sparky's Dizzy Spells

Sparky is having another case of the dizzy spells.

The veterinarian calls it Canine Vestibular Syndrome, which occurs frequently in older dogs. This is the third time in about two years this has happened to Sparky. It's very scary looking. He suddenly loses his balance, and falls down alot. He also tilts his head sideways, and is having a hard time keeping food in. The first time this happened, I thought he was having a stroke, so I rushed him to the vet and that's when they told me it was CVS. She said it's sorta like Sparky is on the teacup ride at Disneyland... They ran the usual test, which were all normal. I was told it normally goes away by itself after a couple of days. It did and I'm hoping Sparky will have another speedy recovery.

Meanwhile I'm keeping a close eye on him, and keeping him off any amusement park rides...

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