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Old 08-31-2015, 03:12 AM
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Those of you that know Gidget know that she is a tiny girl at only 2 lbs at a little over 2 1/2 yrs old. She has been acting a bit strange for a little over a week. She sorta looks around like she is following a flying insect but there is nothing there. She is still alert and responds to me talking to her or my hand moving but she just kind of looks around. I have looked this up and it seems it could be the onset of seizure behavior. Someone mentioned SM/CM or something along those lines but those symptoms do not seem to be the same as hers. I also had someone say possible petit mal seizures but the videos I have seen not look the same. She still has a health appetite, plays and everything normally but she has been pawing a bit at her ear and shaking occasionally like she is shaking water off but this is not something she does often so this is a bit different too with the shaking. I wondered if an ear infection could be causing her to be a bit dizzy. But with that being said this seems to happen only in the evenings which I have read could be floaters that she may only be able to see in the dim light. Tonight she continued after I turned the light on though? I am confused and very worried about my girl. I would love to hear anyones thoughts on this especially if you have a Chihuahua or dog that has/does this and what it may be and what could help. I am calling the vet in the morning and to schedule an appt as soon as possible but would like to be able to present different possible scenarios to the vet when I go. Thanks in advance.
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Oh, I hope she is ok! She is such a precious girl. I'll be thinking of you and her. I'm wish I had answers for you .
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How scary. I have no advice on this. Wishing her well soon.
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Poor thing. I hope she's ok. Your post is a little confusing to read. I hope her vet can figure this out.
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Thoughts and prayers! Let me know how it goes!
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I hope Gidget is ok. sorry, I wish I had some advice but just wanted to say good luck at the Vet appointment.
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When you mentioned that she looks around like she's chasing a fly......my first thought was floaters or cataracts. I actually have cataracts, and, while they don't bother me too much, when there is really bright light - like being outside on a snowy day, or at night when I am in a well-lit, lighter coloured room, I see the floaters. AND......I can not count how many times a cataract has caught my attention and I swat the air because I think it's a fly or a bug!!! Of course, I'm intelligent and it only takes me a minute to realize it's just my cataract but a dog wouldn't understand that and keep looking for the "fly".

I also know that when my Bella started going blind she would sit and just weirdly look around - like she was "off". Now, of course, I know that she couldn't see well and was also likely trying to figure out what was blocking her vision.

It wouldn't surprise me if it's Gidget's eyes that are the problem.

I hope Gidget is okay. Let us know how she does.
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Can't offer any advice but wishing you good news at her Vet appointment.
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