FALLING DOWN/COLLAPSE

by Home Vet Bag

 

What Happens?

  • Falling down can be caused by numerous issues
  • Fainting (syncope) can be a cause of falling down
  • Ataxia (ie walking like they are drunk) can cause falling down and is caused by inner ear issues, neurological issues, toxins, and toxins
  • Weakness can be caused by many issues and can cause a pet to fall down

 

What Does It Look Like?

  • Pet will either fall down completely or be “wobbly”
  • Pet can either be completely aware of what is going on or can be confused

 

What Do You Do?

  • Seek a veterinarian ASAP (even if the pet returns to normal shortly after episode)  
  • There are many very bad causes of falling down, but some are treatable if discovered early enough.