Monday, 12 November 2012

Spot's Spot

Not written by Spot because he has a bit of a hangover.. well actually no, he has apparently probably had a kind of stroke on Saturday during the night. It seems a more likely reason than the possibility of him drinking the bourbon.  We were both pretty upset seeing him not being able balance and falling over, and apart from the obvious reasons of seeing a loved pet not being 'normal' it is a stark reminder that he's not getting any younger, he'll be 13 in January.

He has remained pretty cheerful though, the tail still wagging and certainly no reduction in appetite!  Just an odd look behind the eyes, and a lot of "whoa boy, take it easy with the turning around" from us. On Sunday he spent the day watching us cutting wood and then retired to his bed for the afternoon, we left the door open so he could come and go. He has some odd, short episodes before but very short lived ie. 5-10 minutes, so we didn't panic but planned to take him to the vet this morning.

The vet sent him home with a variety of tablets and another appointment on Wednesday, and he seems to be a bit better this evening, more sturdy on his legs. The vet says he should either recover completely, or at least almost completely, we'll just have to wait and see.

He was certainly pretty happy that we gave him homemade stew gravy to eat his tablets with this evening, although he still managed to avoid one last bit of pink one which then had to be held in his mouth until he gave in and swallowed...!

A little monkey even when the brain's not working quite properly ;)


  1. Oh geeze that's a tough one. Seriously--I feel for you cuz I had to walk through that with an aging puppy. Broke my heart, but I wouldn't have done it differently.

    Here's hoping for a good recovery and more happy times for everyone.

  2. omg, i am so sorry.... did the vet say his age played a part in this? my friends lab had a stroke and came about around the time he had an infection of a burr that got caught on his side... i hope he does recover from this!. ((HUGS))

  3. As far as giving pills, I was told to start massaging their neck,(after u put the pill in their mouth) which helps w/the swallowing reflex kick in.

  4. I hope he's starting to feel better - and that you are too!


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