Why is my dog head swaying side to side? Potential causes include inner/middle ear infections, intoxication, strokes, tumors, infectious or inflammatory diseases (meningitis), idiopathic vestibular disease (also called “old dog” vestibular syndrome), or other less likely causes.
Why is my dog’s head rocking back and forth? Head shaking or head bobbing in dogs is known as idiopathic head tremors. Idiopathic means the cause is unknown and the condition occurs spontaneously, similar to seizures. However, seizures do have known causes.
Is vestibular disease in dogs fatal? Symptoms of vestibular disease may look distressing but try to keep in mind that this condition is not fatal, and most dogs completely recover within two to three weeks.
What are the signs of a stroke in a dog?
- Loss of balance.
- Head tilt.
- Pacing, circling, or turning the wrong way when called.
- Abnormal eye movements or facial expressions.
- Impaired vision.
- Loss of control over bladder and bowels.
- Collapse, loss of consciousness.