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pupils different sizes???

Postby clownracer » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:24 pm

cofi is going to the vet tomorrow morning but i wonder if i should take dude tonight and spend the extra 200....he has this weird rash on his back he threw up 2 times today and now he has different sized pupils....anyone think i should do the emergency room tonight??? he seems a bit tired but ok

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Postby Gatorpit » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:33 pm

Any other symptoms? Or, why was he going tomorrow?

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Postby msvette2u » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:34 pm

He could have gotten in something toxic. I'd spring for the ER visit if possible.
Unequal pupils - is one "blown" and not constricting??
That's quite serious.

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Postby clownracer » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:40 pm

msvette2u wrote:He could have gotten in something toxic. I'd spring for the ER visit if possible.
Unequal pupils - is one "blown" and not constricting??
That's quite serious.


he had a vet visit schedualed for bumps on his back that he has had for like 2 weeks

no one is dilated and constricting normally the other is really small like when you shine a light on it

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Postby msvette2u » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:43 pm

That does not sound right at all. I'll ask my husband (who is a medic) but I think you need to try to get the dog in to the vet tonight if possible.
Usually it means head trauma or something neurological.

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Postby msvette2u » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:45 pm

So when you shine a light, the one that's dilated or larger, gets smaller, but the one that's small remains small even when you take the light off of it?
It's normal for the pupil to constrict, or get smaller, when there's light on it but not dark.

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Postby msvette2u » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:47 pm

Well hubby said it sounds as if the dog got in something toxic as well.
If you can, get him in there, I'm sorry to have to tell you that but the dog could have eaten or gotten in some poison or something :(

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Postby jewelsdaddy » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:47 pm

Your dog could have a neurological problem such as swelling in the brain may cause uneven pupils. A viral infection may cause the changes that you are seeing in your dog. I would go to the Emer. Vet ASAP!

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Postby Allie » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:47 pm

Isn't that a sign of concussion in people?
Can you call the e-vet and see if they think it is an emergency?
Personally I'd probably take my dog in. Doesn't sound right at all.

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Postby msvette2u » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:49 pm

Allie wrote:Isn't that a sign of concussion in people?
Can you call the e-vet and see if they think it is an emergency?
Personally I'd probably take my dog in. Doesn't sound right at all.


Dilating and not constricting is a sign of concussion.
I had a dog who was hit by a car when I was much younger and she had a "blown" pupil and concussion.
Either way it's serious however, the constricted pupil and vomiting sound quite serious :(

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Postby Murfins » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:06 pm

I too would go to the e-vet.

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Postby msvette2u » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:58 am

Updates!?

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Postby EmmasMom » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:50 am

msvette2u wrote:Updates!?


Tell me about it! I hope he's alright!

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Postby msvette2u » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:52 am

I woke up at 4am (bad head cold - couldn't sleep!) and almost came out here to check!!

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Postby akaspaddero » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:01 am

EmmasMom wrote:
msvette2u wrote:Updates!?


Tell me about it! I hope he's alright!


Pretty please? Paws crossed for your pup


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