Question by  bcostello713 (12)

What could be causing dizziness in my dog?

My dog seems dizzy quite a bit.


Answer by  FishGal88 (351)

Dizziness in dogs can be cause for alarm, and always warrants a trip to your veterinarian. Your dog may have ingested or been exposed to something poison that is affecting his nervous system. Another possibility is Wobbler's Disease, which typically effects large breeds such as Dobermans. Keep your dog as still as possible to prevent injury from a fall.


Answer by  justask (132)

Dizziness in dogs can be caused by several things. Just like humans they can get sinus infections,diabetes,ear infections,etc. This could be a serious underlying condition. You should contact the vet.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Dizziness can actually be a symptom of a much larger issue, and your best bet would be to consult with your vet, especially if it persists or gets worse. Sometimes an ear infection can cause instability, but sometimes it can be as serious as a stroke.


Answer by  lizcro326 (201)

Your dog could have a rare middle ear infection that is throwing off his equilibrium just as it would in humans. Other causes could be cerebral lesions, tumor or drug or toxin intoxiation. The cause of the disorder would have to be examined by a Vet professional for proper diagnosis and prognosis.


Answer by  Csk5 (265)

Check its ears to make sure there aren't any burs or stickers inside. Especially if it shakes its head a lot, this could be the problem.


Answer by  msworld19 (19)

When the middle ear, inner ear or cerebellum is not working properly, the dog get dizzy. If these area get infected or disturbed, dog's brain gets imbalanced and gets dizzy.


Answer by  worker8739 (555)

Usually, dizziness is a sign of an inner ear infection, requiring a visit to the vet. Sometimes, it may be signs of a stroke.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

You should take your dog to the vet for a thorough examination. It's not normal for a dog to be dizzy a lot, something could be wrong.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

You should take the dog to the vet, it could be very serious, you really need to have it checked out. The dog could be seriously sick, don't let it wait to long. Make sure that the dog is healthy, make sure to take him to the vet and soon. Don't let it wait to long.

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