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Please help...puppy's head is wobbling

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Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 18:54:36

Like a toy dog you sit in the car and the head wobbles as you drive....I've had her to the vet to day.shes had a painkilling injection,they said ear infection...and I've ear drops for both ears....I'm not convinced..any ideas?.. how do you get ear infection in both ears at same's more like a shake / tremor,pup is 6 months old

Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 18:58:58

Any other neuro signs?
What breed?
What does breeder say?

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:01:32

Good point .will phone
I've filmed it.going to vets tomorrow again to show them

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:02:14

She's herself in every other way.was spade 2 weeks ago

Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 19:13:11

At 6 months?

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:16:06

Yes ..vets advice

Soubriquet Thu 19-Oct-17 19:16:25

Not everyone follows the "let bitches have at least one season for small breeds, more for bigger breeds" rule

Some vets are still keen to neuter males at 4 months and females around the 6 month mark

If the vet says she has an ear infection, she probably does. Keep up with the drops and see what happens

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:17:01

No wait,she's now nearly 8 months old. Sorry .

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:18:03

I'm actually worried sick..she's my world

Soubriquet Thu 19-Oct-17 19:19:59

If you aren't happy with the vets opinion then tomorrow take her to a different vets and see what they say

Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 19:20:51

Ear infections can be very dramatic but also suddenly improve loads. And yes they can be both ears! Mine did!!
Did the vet see the head wobbling?

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:23:03

I explained about the wobbling..I've only just managed to film it

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:23:53

Also,I can't get the bloody drops in.shes going utterly mental.i can't get them in

Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 19:31:21

Wrap pup in towel. You can kneel down on the floor and wedge pup between your knees. Headlock if needed.
Or can anyone help.
I know it's hard. Try it with a wolfhound! If it helps mine seemed to very soon realise I was trying to help and let me do it.

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:32:45

That's a good idea the towel....I've sent the film to her breeder.shes sending it on to someone who may know..I hope.

Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 19:35:19

When wolfiepup had ear issues they squelched if you rubbed them. Gross! Fluid could affect balance I suppose. And ear infections bloody hurt too. But can be treated quickly and easily.
Could also be (if vet gave some drops) that pup didn't like the sensation much and so was shaking head?

Chickenagain Thu 19-Oct-17 19:37:17

I had a 10 month old bulldog who had this 'noddy' head. It was some form of epilepsy. It was quite scary and it stopped if I put my finger gently on his tongue - it seemed to bring him round. It sounds very similar. He was prescribed an anti-convulsive, but it made him very lethargic.

To cut a long story short, he had an operation for his breathing issues and once he had had that surgery, the epilepsy stopped.

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:38:11

Yep I suppose I have to hope the vet knows what they are doing...they didn't inspire confidence as he kept getting ears and eyes mixed up as English wasn't his first language,however they are all utterly lovely there and make a huge fuss of her

Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 19:39:14

Hopefully breeder can help too. Don't know these breeds so not sure if they're prone to anything relevant. Probably not but worth knowing.

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:39:17

I made the mistake of looking it up on line.i came up with epilepsy too

Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 19:40:31

Step away from the Google!!
Never ever Google.
If you're not happy by tomorrow morning perhaps ask to go in and see someone else.

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:44:18

Im going back in tomorrow..they had to mussel her to get to have a look.i had to leave the room..they told me to buy a muddle ..I think I will have too😩

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:44:36


Wolfiefan Thu 19-Oct-17 19:51:44

When they have an ear infection it can be sore. A dog's ear is also quite unlike ours. They have to get the instrument quite deep in to have a proper look. Wolfie pup cried!

Laceup Thu 19-Oct-17 19:54:15

Wait...she's only done it when tired and in first thing when sleepy,and tonight when sleepy

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