Lovely to meet you all! ☺️
I'm new here and was really hoping if anyone could offer any advice or has had a similar experience?
I'm the gushingly proud owner of my gorgeous toy poodle (14.5 weeks old)...
Last week we were in the kitchen (Lino flooring), I picked up her toy, she jumped up to get it, but jumped to about my knee height, and fell straight back down on her right hand side on the floor.
She was lying there motionless but completely rigid (like rigor Mortis) on her side, neck at an angle, eyes stuck open but not blinking or moving side to side, and her body was completely rigid.
Apart from myself screaming and crying uncontrollably (she's my first puppy and I was not prepared at all for how much you as an owner are completely and utterly emotionally devoted to your pups!) - my first thought was that she'd badly damaged her neck.
Being careful to avoid the neck area- I tried to massage her tight limbs and rigid body...and after 1-2 mins she relaxed and slowly sat up.
Of course I took her STRAIGHT to the emergency vets, by this point she was a little shaken but completely normal behaviour.
They checked her breathing, heart rate, pulse at several locations of her body, Body temp, balance, pain along spine, but they only commented saying her right eye (the side she landed on) dilates slightly slower than the left - but this should recover easily.,,
I would really like to ask
1) has anyone had any experience of this?...or heard of it? The vets couldn't really say what happened...was she caught in shock? Was it a faint?...had she knocked herself out?...
I know what happened doesn't matter, it's in the past, she's absolutely fine now...but being honest with you guys- I found it beyond distressing...I'd say the hardest experience of my life (just as I was totally emotionally caught unaware for it...and I've waited so long for her, I have all the hopes and anxieties of any new first time owner...) and I can't get it out of my head, and if really like to know if anyone can shed some light on this experience...
2) she's going for a check up regarding this incident in around 10 days time...if anyone had a similar experience is there anything I should keep an eye out for? Did your pup have any lasting symptoms?...
Phew....sorry that was so long winded.
Again I know it seems like a bizarre question, it's happened, she appears to be completely herself -emotionally AND medically....I just can't stop thinking about it, and wondering...WHAT happened?!?