My dog had some sort of out of control running/fit?

(12 Posts)
allybally1963 Tue 01-Oct-13 17:29:53

thanks everyone. No defo not a bum scoot - having just read the thread about exercise induced collapse, it's more like the video in that - so will ask her breeder if any history anywhere. She was a bit distressed when it happened and both times it was after an hour long run. Re food she gets Burns stuff so hopefully ok. thanks again

SallyBear Mon 30-Sep-13 14:26:16

OP my old lab used to do this and be very distressed while it was happening. I worked out it was due to her diet. We used to feed her commercial dog food (Bakers - don't shoot me!), and I think it was too high in something. Anyway when she was on her diet of leftovers (large family) we didn't have the fits, but if I had to out her back on the Bakers, the fits would start again. The vet thought it was epilepsy, but I disagreed and in the end it became obvious that it was diet related.

pigsDOfly Sun 29-Sep-13 20:38:53

I think the anal glands scoot is different from the running around thing Bella.

My daughter's dog does the glad thing and it more scraping her bum on the floor with her legs beside her. Definitely not running.

bellasuewow Sun 29-Sep-13 16:57:21

Had a bloodhound who did something similar once and it was her anal glands vet did them and she was fine

That is also how my young terrier exhibits the puppy crazies too, he has us in stitches sometimes. It is usually seen if he has been in the river and got over excited or as soon as his lead is unclipped when we get home after a walk.

LEMisdisappointed Thu 19-Sep-13 16:34:15

it doesn't sound like a fit to me.

My JRT does a similar thing, sort of pivots round and round with his bottom underneath him, it is very funny though and the dog certainly isn't distressed in any way, usually done out of exhuberance.

Keep an eye on her, but i am willing to bet this is nothing to worry about - the only question in my mind is was something irritating/hurting her?

dost Thu 19-Sep-13 16:31:15

My 4 year old choc lab does this ALL the time, we call it a bumtuck, usually does it when overly excited or been cooped up for a couple hours or when he has stolen a sock, manic running round the trampoline, with bum tucked under, panting, changing directions and looks a bit manic, always zonks afterwards and is totally fine

pigsDOfly Thu 19-Sep-13 15:37:56

My dog does this too. Dashing round and round, sometimes going up and downstairs, bum very close to the ground.

She seems to do it when she's very excited or pleased; I've mostly noticed it when we've been out of the house for a long time and maybe been caught in the rain or something similar. It's almost as if she's thrilled to be home and is just running around for joy.

Happiestinwellybobs Thu 19-Sep-13 13:29:41

Sound similar to my lab when he gets giddy. He runs around but in a squat position (like he is doing a poo). Usually to burn off energy or when he's stolen a sock, and I've managed to get it back off him.

peachactiviaminge Thu 19-Sep-13 13:20:49

My JRT does this when he's over excited seems to be his way of burning off excess energy.

My elderly cat has epilepsy - now controlled, thankfully. He used to run manically during his fits and chase his tail, as well as panting and meowing.

After he was finally diagnosed the vet prescribed him meds twice a day, and he's only had one fit since when we dosed him too late.

Best of luck for your pooch OP.

allybally1963 Wed 18-Sep-13 13:31:50

hi hoping someone may have some thoughts please. Ironically this is only a week after her annual healthcheck/jab etc at the vets. My 5 year old britanny (spaniel-like if you dont know the breed) has just had a 5 minute spell of manically (not in a good way) running around the room. Her back legs weren't exactly collapsing in between, but certainly she was keeping them lowered. And a lot of panting as well.
She recovered and is sleeping now. I wondered if it could be some sort of epilepsy - but all the things I looked up said she would have been lying on the floor during the fit (if thats what it was). Friend had a german shepherd who had epilepsy and her fits were not like this.

Will phone the vet anyway, but wondered if anyone else had ever had this?
thanks
ally

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