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Viv almost passed out last night ?

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Post  Amanda on 11/5/2011, 9:43 am

Poor Viv. Lucy has had 2 "spells." It's when she's been in a really worked up spin and she just kind of went over. No shaking, etc. and her eyes would follow me so she was "there" but it was like her body was frozen. As quickly as I could reach down to get her though, she'd be back up and fine. It only happened twice, about a year apart, and hasn't happened in a couple years now. I figure it certainly could be some kind of seizure. I worry about her heart because of all the spinning. I mentioned it to the vet next time we were there and she checked out fine. Wouldn't hurt to mention it to your vet next time you're there.

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Post  papaspugs on 11/5/2011, 9:59 am

I swear these pugs keep us on our toes. I would mention it to you vet the next time just so that they have a record of it. It could have been that she got so worked up breathing so heavily that it irritated her throat and caused it to swell and close momentarily. Or the muscles got to worked up and just over reacted and closed off her airway. Does this even make sense of what I am trying to say? I think that we can all atest to our pugs getting extreamly worked up over something at some point in time. Hopefully it was just a one time event. If she is acting fine then I would chalk it up for single event, but if she is acting off or differently, then I would have her checked out.
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Post  ayleash on 11/5/2011, 3:24 pm

jeez! how scary!

I have not seen that in my pugs... so no insight here... def, mention it and keep an eye... is she in a collar when this happens - or a harness that might be too small if she "swells" a little getting heated up??

I am just grasping here!
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Post  Saira on 11/5/2011, 3:28 pm

I have had the same thing happen with two fosters. Once was post eating, I think something was caught. The second I wasn't sure wha happened. We got both checked out and nothing was found. And it only happened that once. I hope the same is true with viv!
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Post  Aussie Witch on 11/5/2011, 3:47 pm

Donna, I can imagine your panic! I have seen this before and it's not uncommon. Sometimes they can just get excited and they don't breathe for a moment; no blood gets to their brain and.........BINGO. The medical term for it is "syncope" (pronounced "sin-co-pee") which just means "fainting". (This is all from my vet after LouLou's two episodes many years ago - two and no more). The main thing is seconds later they are completely fine. We're NOT. Definitely worth mentioning to your vet.
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Post  Pugsaunt on 11/5/2011, 4:14 pm

I second what Rona suspects and suggests. Sounds like a syncopal episode and definitely mention it to your vet. I cannot imagine how frightened you were!
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